Publications for Carers

Below is a list of publications which you may find useful. The documents are pdf files so may need to install Adobe Reader to view them. To get the Adobe Reader programme click the Adobe Logo.


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Although this website is aimed at people living in Rhondda Cynon Taf much of the information could be useful to people living in other areas of Wales and the rest of the UK. Therefore we have adopted the following system of symbols to help you identify which documents are of use to you



Application form to join Rhondda Cynon Taf’s Emergency Carers Card Scheme

Rhondda Emergency Carers Card Scheme – Application form to join Rhondda Cynon Taf’s Emergency Carers Card Scheme

Rhondda Cynon Taf Carers Pack – Booklet produced by Rhondda Cynon Taf , includes lots of information about services for carers.

Caring around the Clock – Booklet with information and support for young people produced by The Royal College of Psychiatrists. This publication is a colourful, illustrated 16-page booklet designed to help young carers cope with the pressures they face.

Young Carers Report 2009 – Young Carers in Wales. The Children’s Commissioner for Wales has published a report about, and written by, young carers in Wales


How can the internet support carers?

Nearly nine in 10 carers find it difficult to leave their home due to their caring role, so the internet has a very valuable role to play in providing access to services and support to those who have difficulty accessing them in the offline world, particularly as over 98% of carers mainly access the internet from home. The Princess Royal Trust, together with Crossroads Care, have carried out research into the way that carers use the internet and published a report aimed at organisations and local authorities who are looking at how the internet can be used to reach and support more carers. The report contains a detailed exploration of the advantages and challenges of providing carer support online, as well as the pros and cons for the main types of web services that are currently being offered.

To download the report click here

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