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 Carer’s Card you can borrow a total of 50 items for yourself and the person you care for. Advantages include no overdue charges should you keep your books late and the first 3 week loan period free for talking books. Subsequent weeks for talking books are charged at the usual rate.
For further information please contact:
Cwmbran Library on 01633 647676 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pontypool Library on 01495 766160 or email email@example.com
Blaenavon Library on 01495 742802 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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: 09/08/2019
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