2020

Carers Rights Day 2020


This page is updated regularly, please come back for updates. Details of the online sessions will follow on here very soon.

Here is the Your Winter edition of the Carers Magazine. It is a Bumper Edition especially for Carers Right’s Day 2020. Download your FREE e-copy now *

*If you are already a member of the Ceredigion Carers Information service, then your copy will be sent to you automatically.

This page is updated regularly, please come back for updates. Details of more online sessions will follow on here very soon.

Over the coming months, we are planning a whole range of online training activities.

For more information on when the activities will take place and how to join them, please keep an eye on the following places:

  • These Carers Right’s Day pages;
  • The council’s social media pages @CeredigionCC @CSCeredigion
  • Or be the first to know – join the FREE Ceredigion Carers Information Service to get regular activity updates.

We have recorded the Carers Rights Day online courses/taster sessions and talks that have already taken place, so that you can watch them back at a time that is convenient for you.

Session #1 (20/10/20) - Advance care planning for Carers

Advance care planning is

  • Thinking about things you’d like to happen
  • Thinking about what you don’t want to happen
  • Sharing your thoughts with others
  • Making sure your wishes are known even if you can’t speak up

For a Carer, Advance Care Planning with the person you care for means

  • Knowing rather than guessing
  • Being confident when telling others
  • Avoiding making decisions at times of crisis

Recording of the online talk given by Julie Skelton, Marie Curie Cymru

We did not get many questions asked after the comprehensive talk from Julie. Participants briefly touched on their own circumstances and/or requested more information. Advance care planning is a sensitive and thought provoking subject. Therefore, it does not usually generate many questions in the first instance as people are taking a lot of information in – they often need time and quiet to digest what is being talked about.

If you have any further questions about the subject, after watching this video, please feel free to get in touch with Marie Curie Cymru on contact the Marie Curie Support Line on 0800 090 2309. The Support Line is open 8am – 6pm Monday to Friday and 11am – 5pm on Saturday. Alternatively you can contact the Ceredigion Carers Unit on 01970 633564 or email CarersUnit@ceredigion.gov.uk or comment below.

Session #2 (21/10/20) - Staying Safe Online – a Free online course for Carers

Unfortunately, due to technical issues during the live online session, we are unable to provide a recording of the Carers online safety talk from Dysgu Bro.

However, we have two alternatives that should give you clear information and advice on staying safe online:

  1. Please click here for the slides from the online safety talk - they are detailed enough in order to help you get useful and clear advice on how to keep yourself and the person(s) you care for safe online.
    powerpoint slides
    pdf slides
  2. John from Dysgu Bro has also provided a quick video tour of one of the UK’s leading online safety websites. It is a website that John guided learners through during the Carers online safety session. The ‘GetSafeOnline.org website will give you the know-how on hundreds of different online safety topics, all in one place, in a way that’s easy and quick to find your way around and with no jargon in sight! Plus all the information on there is available in Welsh and English.

Click on the ‘play’ arrow in the middle of the videos below to view the super-informative 4-minute guide:

Session #3 (18/11/20) - Benefits for Carers and those they care for

The talk discusses the following points:

  • What is available
  • How they interact
  • Direct payments

Recording of the talk by Glynis Llewelyn, Ceredigion Citizen’s Advice Bureau. Introductions and questions by Catherine Moyle Ceredigion Carers Unit.

Session #4 (24/11/20) - Learning from your Covid-19 Welsh Ambulance experiences

Recording of the talk by Isobel Jones and Leanne Hawker, Wales Ambulance Services Trust. Introductions and questions by Catherine Moyle Ceredigion Carers Unit.

This recording is being prepared and it will be uploaded as soon as it is ready – thank you for your patience and understanding, please come back here soon to watch this recording.

Session #5 (24/11/20) - Bod yn barod ar gyfer y 'beth os?' Sut y gall Gwasanaeth Ambiwlans Cymru eich helpu i feddwl ymlaen.

Join the Carers Unit and Welsh Ambulance Service Trust’s to find out:

  • What Carers have told us during our Carers Survey 2020 and Carers Events
  • Your health – preparing for Winter
  • Welsh Ambulance Service Trust’s tips on preventive measures you can take – helpful ways to plan ahead.
  • My back-up tool - being prepared for emergencies
  • Ways to stay involved

Recording of the talk by Isobel Jones and Leanne Hawker, Welsh Ambulance Services Trust. Introductions and questions by Catherine Moyle Ceredigion Carers Unit.

Here are a number of useful websites that Isobel, Leanne and Catherine refer to in this online talk:

Session #6 (series of 4 sessions starting on 27/11/20) – Bowel and Bladder Training with Brenda Cheer – session for parent-carers

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide a recording of the talk by Brenda Cheer about Bowel and Bladder training. Thank you for your understanding.

Session #7 - Warm Homes: Stay Warm, stay well with William Jones, Ceredigion CAB & Peter Hughes, Nest Wales

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide a recording of this talk. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Session #8 (15/12/20) – Carers Rights With Professor Luke Clements

This talk has been recorded in 4 parts.

Part 1: Recording of Part 1 of the talk by Prof. Luke Clements

Part 2: 

Part 3: 

Part 4:

Click here to download all the slides.

Session #9 (12/01/21) - Adolescence Brain Development (Blame it on the Brain! - BOB) by Rachel Lees-Dewhurst, Time Teulu

A webinar workshop for Parents/Carers to understand why teenagers behave the way they do.

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide a recording of this online session. Thank you for your understanding.

However, please see the following information and resources:

Session #10 (14/01/2021) - End of Life Care

This recording is being prepared and it will be uploaded as soon as it is ready – thank you for your patience and understanding, please come back here soon to watch this recording.

Section #11 (19/01/2021) - Warm Homes: Grants and Help available, with William Jones, Ceredigion CAB & Peter Hughes, Nest Wales

We are working with our partners to bring you an online recording of this talk which will be available here in the near future. Thank you for your patience.

Section #12a & #12b (20/01/2021 & 03/02/201) - Legal Power of Attorney with Lisa McFazdean and Jane Williams from Ceredigion Citizen's Advice Bureau

We are working with our partners to bring you an online recording of this talk which will be available here in the near future. Thank you for your patience.

Session #13 (26/01/2021) - Parents Carers Rights with Professor Luke Clements

Please see the above videos that are available under the other session by Luke Clements – session #8.

Session #14a & #14b - Being Heard - self-advocacy Training for Carers, with Pat McCarthy and Beth Evans, Carers Wales

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide a recording of the training by Pat McCarthy. Thank you for for your understanding.

However, please see the following information and resources:

  • The self-advocacy guide, that this session was based on, is available to download from the Carers Wales website

Note: Be the first to know about new training sessions for Carers – join the Free Ceredigion Carers Information Service to get regular activity updates.

Welsh Ambulance Service’s annual Shocktober campaign.


Meet big sister (and Young Carer) Catrin and her 4 yr old sister Abi. Catrin is also a Young Carer to Abi. Learn more with them about the correct use of 999 and demonstrate life-saving Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for when someone is in cardiac arrest.