Thanks to funding from the Big Lottery Fund NEWCIS is able to offer the Carer Wellbeing Project to carers living in Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham. The project offers group activities, events, social breaks, training, short term carer breaks at extra care facilities. The project has dedicated caseworkers from Citizens Advice Bureau and the Advocacy Service North East Wales (ASNEW). These case workers can offer welfare advice and advocacy to carers. The project also offers a counselling service either individually and within a group setting.

What are our aims?

To improve the health and wellbeing of carers and to offer support to carers who may feel isolated and unaware of what help is available. To provide emotional support to carers to maintain their role and keep their loved one at home in their community for as long as possible.  To offer carers advocacy and support from citizens advice to ensure carers have a stronger voice, feel empowered and have welfare support when needed. To provide new volunteering opportunities for carers and former carers.

What the project will do?

Services will be available in Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham. Create new innovative group activities, events, social breaks and training. Develop short term carer breaks at extra care facilities in Denbighshire. Offer a dedicated citizens advice caseworker in your area. Offer a specialist carer advocacy service in Wrexham and Denbighshire. Provide a counselling service for carers to include group, peer and appropriate bereavement support.

"Very good service with caring staff. I was pleasantly surprised by the range of services offered - keep up the good work!"