PUBLICATIONS AND WEB LINKS
The following are resources, reports and links which might be helpful to individuals and organisations undertaking projects or research involving carers, or employment and enterprise in Wales:
Barnardo’s Young Carer Research and Resources*
Barnardo's Policy and Research Unit have conducted a wide variety of research into the issues impacting on young carers and their families. These research resources can help practitioners, managers and service planners gain a deeper understanding of the issue and what works to improve outcomes for children and young people.
Children in Wales Young Carers Resources
The Young Carers Network, coordinated by Children in Wales, have been working with young carers across Wales, talking to them about what support they need from government and different professions. This work has led to the development of a DVD and leaflets suitable for both young carers and professionals.
Created with input from Carers UK, Bupa and MEND, the Carewell website is all about encouraging carers to make positive changes to their lifestyle so they’re better able to care – combining tips from health experts and carers themselves in an easy-to-use online hub which is ideal to dip in and out of as time allows.
Carers Trust is a new charity for carers formed from the merger of Crossroads and Princess Royal Trust for Carers. They have a wide range of resources for individual carers of all ages and for professionals, including:
A new guide to Commissioning Services for Young Carers and their Families, which can be downloaded here.
Information on local carers services across Wales and the rest of the UK, including respite care services - click here.*
Information on carers and employment issues - click here.*
Carers’ Rights - Luke Clements
Professor Luke Clements is a leading Carers Rights expert, working at Cardiff University. He is the author of ‘Carers and their rights – the Law Relating to Carers’. His website has a number of resources and publications on carers’ rights.
Open University ‘Studying While you Care’ guide can be downloaded here, with a shorter bilingual English-Welsh version available here*
With funding from TWF, the Open University in Wales developed a ‘Widening Access for Carers’ project, with outreach and support for carers in Wales wishing looking for flexible study options.
Contact a Family, help for families with disabled children*
Powys Carers Service*
Alzheimer’s Society, information for carers of someone with Dementia*
Macmillan, support for carers of someone with cancer
Joseph, S., Becker, F. and Becker, S (2012): Manual for Measures of Caring Activities and Outcomes for Children and Young People 2E
EMPLOYMENT AND ENTERPRISE
The Prince’s Trust offers information and support for young people in Wales looking for help into work or setting up an enterprise.
Young Enterprise Wales*
Young Enterprise Wales provides enterprise education to schools, colleges and FE institutions in Wales, as well as providing professional development mentoring and volunteering opportunities for businesses in Wales.
Prime Cymru online resources for business start-ups*
Prime Cymru supports over-50’s wanting to start a business, through mentoring, and online resources including videos on how to register your business and record keeping as well as an e-learning guide to setting up a business.
National Autistic Society support for jobseekers with an ASD (here)* and support for employers of someone with an ASD (here)**
National Autistic Society offers support to both individuals with ASD looking for employment and to employers on recruiting and managing someone with an ASD, resources and information can be found on their dedicated employment web pages, above.
*indicates an organisation that has received grant funding from TWF
**indicates a resource funded by TWF