The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 includes significant changes for carers, including new rights and new duties on local councils.

 

The Act has a new definition of a carer as a person who provides or intends to provide care for an adult or disabled child.

 

This removes the requirement that carers must be providing ‘a substantial amount of care on a regular basis’.  Local authorities now must offer a carer’s assessment to any carer where it appears to the council that the carer may have needs for support.

 

To find out more, visit the Learning Hub for the Act here.

 

For information, support and advice about services offered across Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan, please visit our partner’s websites:

 

Cardiff Council

Vale of Glamorgan Council

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board

Cardiff Third Sector Council

Glamorgan Voluntary Services

Dewis Cymru