Posted on: Tuesday 31 May 2022
As part of Carers Week next week, Torfaen Council is organising a series of roadshows for unpaid carers concerned about the rising cost of living.
There will be benefits and grants advice, information about how to reduce your energy costs and other household bills and details of how to access food bank vouchers.
There will also be sessions on how to care for your garden and grow your own, information about local support groups, health and wellbeing advice, and the chance for younger carers to sign up to our Young Carers ID scheme.
The roadshows will be held between 10am and 4pm on:
- Monday 6 June at Ty Glas y Dorlan, Leadon Court, Thornhill, Cwmbran NP44 5TZ
- Wednesday 8 June at Pontypool Indoor Market, Market Street, Pontypool NP4 6JW
- Friday 10 June at Blaenavon Medical Centre, Middle Coed Cae Road, Blaenavon NP4 9AW
The events are free and no appointments are necessary.
Councillor David Daniels, Executive Member for Adult Services and Housing, said: "As a council we are very aware of the impact the rising cost of living is having on people in vulnerable positions, like unpaid carers.
"People caring for elderly, disabled or sick loved ones are likely to be disproportionately affected by rising food, fuel and energy bills and have limited means to increase their incomes.
"The roadshows will help to let carers know about the financial support that is on offer, as well as the emotional wellbeing help available."
So far, Torfaen Council has received 1500 applications for the Welsh Government's unpaid carers grant.
Anyone in receipt Carers Allowance on 31 March 2022 can apply for the one-off £500 payment by visiting our website.
For information about other support for unpaid adult carers in Torfaen - or the roadshows - contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow the Torfaen Adult Carers Facebook page.
For details of support available for young carers, contact email@example.com, or follow Torfaen Young Carers on Facebook.