Who are the Wales Carers Alliance

Across Wales there are 370,000 carers who, unpaid, support a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill.

Carers across Wales provide 96% of care and as our loved ones are living longer with illness or disability, more and more of us will be looking after them. Every day 6,000 people become carers. Many don’t know how or where to get help. It can be frightening and very lonely.

For some it’s sudden: someone you love is taken ill or has an accident, your child is born with a disability. For others, caring creeps up unnoticed: your parents can’t manage on their own any longer, or maybe your partner’s health gets gradually worse.

Looking after someone can be tough, but you’re not on your own. Carers Wales is here:

  • to listen
  • to give you expert information and advice that’s tailored to your situation
  • to champion your rights
  • and support you in finding new ways to manage at home, at work, or wherever you are.