With every day of the COVID-19 pandemic that passes, unpaid carers in Wales are saving the Welsh Government £33 million in the care they provide. That’s according to new research by charity Carers Wales.
Despite the public’s appreciation of the vital contribution unpaid carers have made in Wales, only 7% knew that unpaid carers have legal rights
Equally many carers themselves are not aware that there is support and benefits available to them.
Radio Glamorgan has teamed up with Carers Wales to make a series of programmes offering advice to both carers and employers of carers juggling the two careers.
The series offers an overview of the role carers play in society, and also hears from carers telling their own at times heart-breaking stories.
Episode 1 gives a general overview of Carers Wales, volunteering is the subject in episode 2. Me time is covered in the 3rd episode, Juggling work and care in the 4th and finally advice on being an unpaid carer and some personal stories are featured in the 5th episode.
Hear the series presented by Andrew Woolfe every day, during the week of the 15th March at 11am and repeated then at 6pm.
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