0:10 Community Connector Service was set up in 2014
0:14 with Newport City Council and Welsh Government funding
0:18 and the project very much provides information
0:22 and support to unpaid carers in their caring role,
0:25 and that's to help them remain independent and socially connected.
0:30 My name is Charles Parish
0:32 and I am a full-time carer
0:35 for Louisa, my daughter who has anorexia and autism.
0:40 There's no doubt without the project I'd be in serious difficulty
0:45 and I have to be honest and say
0:48 I really seriously think
0:50 I'm not sure I'd be able to cope.
0:52 It helps us
0:54 when we think we can't do any more.
0:56 We just want to give up and say,
0:59 call it a day.
1:00 We get to meet lots of lovely people who are doing their best
1:03 and just need a bit of support
1:04 sometimes and we can provide that.
1:07 So it's a really rewarding job because we know
1:09 we're making that difference in people's lives every day.
1:11 There's so much to be proud of in the project.
1:14 We’re supporting and helping carers every day,
1:17 helping them with information
1:18 and helping them before they reach a crisis point
1:21 so that they know where the support is if they need it.
1:24 I'm just very passionate about caring
1:27 and especially about the project, which is
1:32 you know, been life to me.
1:34 To be honest,
1:36 they're worth their weight in gold.