A carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without this help.
A carer should not be confused with a care worker or care assistant who receives payment for looking after someone as a job.
As a carer, you could be caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled, has mental ill health or substance misuse problems.
Being a carer can be very rewarding but can affect you physically and emotionally.
You have a right to information to support you in your caring role, which can include a carers assessment.
Carers have rights under the Social Services and Wellbeing Act (2014), visit the Welsh Government's Understanding your rights as a carer.
Read about the Newport City Council carers assessment process
Carers Wales guide to getting an assessment factsheet
Help and support
The council's Carers Handbook is a guide to services available in Newport and can be a useful resource for carers. Download Carers Handbook (pdf)
If you would like a copy posted to you, call us on (01633) 235650 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Carers Emergency Handbook
The council’s Carers Emergency Handbook is tool to support planning for emergencies for yourself and the person you care for. Download Carers Emergency Handbook (pdf)
Browse Newport's Carers Directory (pdf) for details of support groups and services.
Newport City Council Carers Cafe - Currently cancelled until further notice
Drop in to The Riverfront Café every last Thursday of the month 10am – 12pm for information, advice and to chat to other carers for support. For more details call us on (01633) 235650.
Newport Support Partnership
Free advice and support to Newport residents, particularly carers, older people (including people with dementia) and people with disabilities.
Peace of mind for carers if the person they care for is at risk when left alone.
You can access this service privately from a range of providers.
Our partner Monmouthshire County Council can provide the service under a private arrangement at a cost of £45 installation charge and then £4 per week.
Telephone (01633) 644466 or email email@example.com for more information.
A free and easy to use online self-help guide providing expert advice and information on products and equipment for older or disabled adults and children.
Offer advice and contact with groups and activities in your area.
Carers Trust South East Wales
Facilitates a small grants scheme on behalf of Newport City Council to provide financial support to unpaid carers of all ages.
Carers Support Groups in Newport
Offer support, friendship and activities.
All Wales Forum
Represents the views of parents and carers of people with learning disabilities at national level.
Offers discounted membership for unpaid carers in receipt of carers allowance and includes swimming, exercise classes, racquet sports and gym sessions.
A young carer is someone aged under 25 years who is caring or helping to care for a relative by doing housework, shopping, cooking or looking after brothers and sisters.
Visit Newport Young Carers service or Young Carers Gwent for further information.