Respite care in Wales

9. Other useful organisations

Age Cymru

Ty John Pathy
13/14 Neptune Court
Vanguard Way
Cardiff CF24 5P

08000 223 444 (advice line)

Aims to improve later life for everyone through information and advice, services, campaigns, products, training and research.

Citizens Advice

Various locations

Your local Citizens Advice can provide information and advice in confidence or point you in the right direction to further sources of support. Trained Citizens Advice advisers can offer information on benefits in a way that is easy to understand. To find your nearest Citizens Advice, look in the phone book, ask at your local library or look on the website (above). Opening times vary.

Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales

Welsh Government office
Rhydycar Business Park
Merthyr Tydfil CF48 1UZ

0300 7900 126

Regulates, inspects and reviews all adult social care services in the public, private and voluntary sectors in Wales.

Carers Wales

Unit 5
Ynys Bridge Court
Cardiff CF15 9SS

0808 808 7777

Provides information and advice about caring,alongside practical and emotional support for carers.

Carers Trust Wales

Third Floor
33–35 Cathedral Road
Cardiff CF11 9HBT

02920 090087

Works to improve support services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.

Shared Lives Plus

G04 The Cotton Exchange
Old Hall Street
Liverpool L3 9JR

0151 227 3499

UK network for family-based and small-scale ways of supporting adults through Shared Lives carers.


0808 802 2000 (helpline, 9am–8pm weekdays)

Turn2us helps people in financial need gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and other financial help. They also provide information on grants that may be able to support people to access help and support.