We are delighted to announce that we have been successful in a bid to get lottery funding to enable us to run a project which will support carers in Swansea who have both caring responsibilities and are employed.
This is a massive boost to our work in the city and we are so glad that the Big Lottery has recognised the difficulties facing working carers. This project will seek to
• To improve the quality of life of working family carers who are disadvantaged by poverty
• To improve the skills of working family carers who are disadvantaged by poverty
• To improve working family carers knowledge of their rights, including employment
• To help more working family carers maximise their income
Our Director Ifor Glyn said “This new innovative project will support families and individuals and place them in a better position to take up caring / employment duties and address some of the hurdles facing these families. We cannot afford to ignore the needs …….and rights of carers. We have a responsibility to protect and support them and recognise the invaluable work they do in supporting individuals, but also maintaining the health and social care infrastructure in this country”
Watch this space for more news on this exciting new project.
We have also had continuation funding from ABMU to keep on with the important work that we do to reach out carers and offer them the information and support that they need. This funding means that we can continue to provide a presence in the local hospitals and keep new, current and former carers up to date with the services we provide.