Carers Information Service Magazine

Welcome to the Carers Information Service magazine (previously known as Jigsaw) for Carers in Ceredigion. Issues will be released in February, May / June and October.

The Carers magazine provides local and national information that may be useful to Carers and professionals. The Carers Magazine aims to inform Carers of recent news, up and coming events, achievements, and details of support and services available nationally and in the local area.

Carers Magazine - Spring 2022

Carers Magazine - Winter 2021

Carers Magazine - Summer 2021

Carers Magazine - Spring 2021

Carers Magazine - Winter 2020

Carers Magazine - Summer 2020

Carers Magazine - Spring 2020

We welcome your suggestions and ideas for future editions of the Carers Information Service magazine. We would still like to include a readers letters page so welcome any letters, whether about content in this magazine or other items close to your heart. Or if you have an idea for an article or even if you just want to pass on your thoughts or comments, please do get in touch with us at the Carers Unit. We would love to hear from you.

Post:

Carers Unit
Canolfan Rheidol
Rhodfa Padarn
Llanbadarn Fawr
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 3UE

Telephone:

01970 633564

Email:

carersunit@ceredigion.gov.uk

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All of these online sessions are FREE for unpaid carers*

Activity/Training Course

Date

Time

A Cardi’s guide to energy saving

Grants, priority services register, how to save on your electricity bills, how to change tariffs and suppliers easily, how to save energy by heating your house correctly.

Zoom link: https://ceredigion.zoom.us/j/82012839326

Meeting ID: 820 1283 9326

07/09/2021

12:00 – 13:00

Being heard - Self-advocacy for Carers

Ways to get your voice heard; increase your understanding of the ‘care and support system’, how to improve your negotiation and assertiveness skills and more…

Zoom link: https://ceredigion.zoom.us/j/89388418293

Meeting ID: 893 8841 8293

28/10/2021

18:45 – 21:15

Lasting Power of Attorney

  • What is Lasting Power of Attorney?
  • Why do I need it?
  • How do I create one?

Zoom link: https://ceredigion.zoom.us/j/83759130141

Meeting ID: 837 5913 0141

23/11/2021

12:00 – 13:30

A Cardi’s guide to energy saving

Grants, priority services register, how to save on your electricity bills, how to change tariffs and suppliers easily, how to save energy by heating your house correctly.

Zoom link: https://ceredigion.zoom.us/j/89966286749

Meeting ID: 899 6628 6749

11/01/2022

18:00 – 19:00

Make your money go further

  • How to save money on:
    • Your household bills and utility bills
    • NHS dental optician charges
    • Essential items
  • Grants
  • And much more

Zoom link: https://ceredigion.zoom.us/j/84647881577

Meeting ID: 846 4788 1577

25/01/2022

12:00 – 13:00

Lasting Power of Attorney -

  • What is Lasting Power of Attorney?
  • Why do I need it?
  • How do I create one?

Zoom link: https://ceredigion.zoom.us/j/87319766410

Meeting ID: 873 1976 6410

01/03/2022

16:30 – 18:00

*Although these sessions are being hosted by Ceredigion County Council, unpaid carers from Ceredigion, Carrmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire are welcome to join them.

This publication is a partnership between the Ceredigion Carers Development Office, Social Services and the Ceredigion Library Services.

The following Booklist will provide Carers with the current titles, author and reference details of books held within Ceredigion. Please contact your local library in the usual way to seek out a title. We hope you find something of great use to you.

Ceredigion Carers' booklist

We recognised that there is an untapped resource of information that can directly support Carers in our community, yet because the books are scattered amongst many subject areas in our libraries, many Carers may never come across them just browsing the shelves or have any way of knowing what to ask for or what is actually available.

We have also compiled a further list of "Suggested Titles for Carers" that has been collected together from discussions with local Carers and professionals. Whilst these may not be held in the Ceredigion Service, they may be available through the Wales Library Service, in which case they can be requested for use in Ceredigion. Please enquire at your local Library.

Some of the titles may become available to add to our Ceredigion Service over time, so if particular titles are popular, efforts will be made to expand the Ceredigion Carers Booklist. For other titles, Carers may wish to seek these through high street and online bookshops.

To obtain a free copy of the Carers Booklist please contact the Ceredigion Carers Development Office on carersunit@ceredigion.gov.uk or 01970 633564 or alternatively contact the Ceredigion Library Service on 01970 633703 or llyfrgell.library@ceredigion.gov.uk

Mobile Libraries, Housebound and Carers' Services

The Library Service operates 6 Mobile Libraries. 2 visit the villages and 4 the farms and remoter areas. The village mobiles visit once every 4 weeks and the mini mobiles once a month (except during August).

If you do not live in a village, you can ask for the Mobile Library to call at your home - contact Aberystwyth Library (Tel: 01970 633703) for details.

If you are housebound you can apply to have books and other resources brought to your home. If you are a registered carer you can apply to have books delivered to your home. Contact the library service headquarters on 01970 633703, llyfrgell.library@ceredigion.gov.uk or at Ceredigion Library, Aberystwyth, Town Hall, Queen's Square, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 2EB for more information.

‘Shaped by Carers for Carers’

The Carers Forum is a friendship and support group, made up of Carers who are currently caring for someone who cannot manage without their help. Forum members come together to explore shared experiences, talk about the issues that are important to them and to provide mutual support for each other.

Carers spend the majority of their time looking after, and thinking about, the needs of others. Becoming a member of the Carers Forum and attending meetings is a valuable time for Carers to focus on their own needs.

There are members of the Forum who regularly attend meetings and others who prefer to receive information through the bi-monthly Forum newsletter, without attending the meetings.

From time to time we invite speakers to talk on issues, identified by members, which are important to them.

See below for dates of events and the Forum:

Date Time Venue Event
Thursday 5 December 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Aberystwyth Library 'Introduction to Looking After Me' course
Monday 9 December 2019 10:00 - 12:00 Ystwyth Room, Penmorfa, Aberaeron Coffee & Mince pies
Wednesday 11 December 2019 14:00 - 16:00 Canteen, Canolfan Rheidol, Aberystwyth Coffee & Mince pies
Wednesday 12 February 2020 13:30 - 15:30 Ystwyth Room, Penmorfa, Aberaeron Carers Forum
Wednesday 29 April 2020 13:30 - 15:30 Ystwyth Room, Penmorfa, Aberaeron Carers Forum