Bridgend Carers Centre is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. It is governed by a Board of Trustees who are responsible for governance, policy and financial control. It was established in 1999 and became a registered charity in 2008.
Bridgend Carers Centre specialises in the provision of information, support and short break opportunities to carers throughout Bridgend County Borough.
Bridgend Carers Centre has a team of staff including Centre Manager, Administrator, Macmillan Family Support Worker, Young Carers Education Project Manager/Young Adult Carer Project Manager, 2 x Carers Link Workers, Welfare Benefits Advisor and Integrated Carers Support Worker based at the Princess of Wales Hospital.
The Centre provides one to one support including emotional support at appointments in the Centre and at home.
The Centre provides a diverse programme of activities to enable carers to maintain their caring role, including trips, holistic therapies, social events, training, information events and opportunities. In addition the Centre also provides specialist welfare benefits advice, legal advice and person centred counselling for carers.
Funding is sought through charitable trusts, donations and fundraising.
CARERS TRUST. Bridgend Carers Centre is a Network Partner of Carers Trust, a charity formed in April 2012 following the merger of Crossroads Care Association and The Princess Royal Trust for Carers. As a Network Partner, Bridgend Carers Centre works within a national framework of policies, procedures and standards to ensure a high quality service to carers and the people for whom they care. In addition, support, advice and guidance are available from Carers Trust on all areas of operational activity.
We will provide the service and support to enable carers to carry out their role effectively while maintaining their own health, wellbeing and a life of their own.
Bridgend Carers Centre’s mission is to make a positive difference to carers’ lives in Bridgend County Borough by providing information and support and to reduce isolation.