Carers Information

Carers Information

Tanyfron Primary Care recognises that Carers contribute a significant saving to the NHS in Wales by looking after relatives, neighbours or friends irrespective of age.  Young Carers under the age of 18 may be particularly vulnerable due to their inexperience and lack of life-skills. Young Adult Carers between the ages of 18-25, can be the most hidden group of Carers in our Community. The practice is committed to provide appropriate support and consideration to its patients who are Carers.

Who is a Carer?

‘A Carer is someone who provides unpaid help and support to relative, friend, neighbour who cannot manage on their own due to an illness, disability, frailty, physical impairment or substance misuse’

Are you a Carer?

Do you care for someone?

Have you ever felt trapped, isolated or unsupported?

If you are a Carer then please let us know so that we can discuss local advice and support which may be available to you.

Services that you could get help with include:

  • Information of Services and Support
  • Connecting to other Organisations and Services
  • Support with Breaks and Respite
  • Training and Learning New Skills
  • Benefits and Financial Support
  • Transport and Mobility Support
  • Meeting with other Carers
  • Offer an annual Flu Vaccine
  • Flexible approach to obtaining prescriptions

How can you register as a Carer?

Registration forms are available in the surgery or you can complete a CARERS OR YOUNG CARERS REGISTRATION FORMS, which are available on our website www.tanyfronsurgery Please return the form to the surgery. Registration forms are also available from other voluntary organisations and on the Ceredigion County Council website.

Eira Henson, one of our Administrative Assistants, is our Practice Carers Co-ordinator, where you can speak to her by telephone or make an appointment to discuss further requirements.



What is a Carer’s Needs Assessment?

A Carers assessment is an opportunity to discuss with Social Services about your personal responsibilities as a Carer in having the help and support where needed. Every Carer is entitled to a free assessment; however, it is not an assessment of your ability to provide care, but to see what help and support you may need. Once registered as a Carer with your GP surgery, the Practice will offer you the chance of a referral to Social Services, to discuss the help and support that you and the person you care for might need.

At the Practice we aim to raise the awareness of the needs of Carers and to support them with practical help and information on local and national support and help. We know that Carers often have limited time to look after their own health needs so we encourage Carers to make an appointment with the Practice Nurse for a Health Check.  If we are able to recognise you as a Carer, we can ensure that you receive the appropriate consideration and support where needed.

How to find out more information:

The practice has a dedicated Carers noticeboard in the waiting room with information and updated news of local events.

More information:

Social Services contact details:

Porth Gofal

First Floor, Canolfan Rheidol

Rhodfa Padarn



SY23 3UE

Contact: 01545 574 000




Gofalwyr Ceredigion Carers – Supporting Carers in Ceredigion

Contact: 03330 14 33 77





Ceredigion Young Adult Carers Service

Ceredigion Young Carers can offer Young Carers and their families, support which includes:

  • 1 Emotional Support
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Information and advice
  • Community Support Groups
  • Creative Workshops
  • Family Trips and Fun Activities

Other useful information for Young Carers:

Action for Children Contact: 01437 761 330



Action for Children

Contact: 0300 123 2112


Other useful links:

Ceredigion Carers Unit

Carers Wales

Princess Royal Trust

NHS Social care and support guide

Lloyds Pharmacy

Age Cymru

Dewis Cymru







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