Services for Carers

Torfaen Social Care and Housing services does not charge for any services for carers. To find out more about any of the services below, contact your social worker/support worker or telephone 01495 762200.

Carers’ Emergency Card Scheme

If you are a carer in Torfaen then you are eligible to use the carers' emergency card. The card works by allowing people to identify you as a carer in an emergency, similar to the way a donor card works.

Carers’ Library Card

With a Carers' Card you can borrow a total of 50 items (including 5 DVDs and 5 music CDs) for yourself and the person you care for. Advantages include extended loan periods on books and no overdue charges should you keep them late; first 3 week loan period free for talking books; first week free for music CDs and DVDs (excluding premier DVDs). Subsequent weeks for talking books, music CDs and DVDs are charged at the usual rate.

For further information please contact:

Cwmbran Library on 01633 647676 or email cwmbran.library@torfaen.gov.uk
Pontypool Library on 01495 766160 or email pontypool.ilbrary@torfaen.gov.uk
Blaenavon Library on 01495 742802 or email blaenavon.library@torfaen.gov.uk

Support programme for new carers

Starting in March 2019 is the support programme for new carers.

This will be a 7 week rolling programme available for carers at Torfaen Carers Centre.

The course will run on a Tuesday 10:30am-12:30pm.

For more details please contact the Centre Manager Lena on 01495 753838.

By contacting Lena you can also be added to the mailing list for the carers newsletter.

Last Modified: 05/12/2018
For more information contact:

Call Torfaen

Tel: 01495 762200

Email: social.services@torfaen.gov.uk

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