New resource to help raise awareness of carers

02 November 2018
Social Care Wales

With over 370,000 carers in Wales and three in five people providing care for someone at some point in their lives, carers make up most of the support given to people within our society. 

Early identification of these carers is vital, so that they know where they can find information, help and support. Doing so will have a significant impact on their lives and the important role they carry out.

In partnership with NHS Wales we’ve developed a Carer Awareness E-learning resource to help raise awareness and understanding of carers.

The course will give users the opportunity to explore some key topics around caring, such as: 

  • who is a carer
  • the types of support carers provide
  • the impact of a caring role can have
  • what carers need
  • carer rights and entitlements, the law and where to find out what support is available to them.

Following successful completion, learners can download a certificate of completion to support their on-going personal development.

The course will take around 45 mins to complete.

You can complete the resource on the NHS’ learning website.