Bridgend Carers Centre issue their Annual Impact Report 2019-20

The main objectives of the Bridgend Carers Centre are to provide information and support to people who care for the ill, frail, elderly, disabled including those with a physical or learning disability and those with mental health or substance misuse issues within the Bridgend County Borough. Bridgend Carers Centre support and provide services for all carers of all ages including young carers.

Reporting on 2019- 020, Bridgend Carers Centre’s Chairperson Simon Cash: “Early in 2019, Bridgend Carers Centre lost its core funding and at the time we assumed that this would have a negative effect on the service.

“Thankfully we were wrong, in the past year due to the efforts of the Management team and all the staff at the Centre, Bridgend Carers Centre didn’t just survive, it thrived. We explored new avenues of funding and increased the scale and scope of support for all our beneficiaries, including the creation of new innovative avenues – Veterans Carers Support Service who has forged great links with the Ex Service personnel in the Bridgend area.

“Then in 2020 along came the challenge of working under Coronavirus conditions, Home working for
the staff and for the Board of Trustees meetings by Zoom. The Centre embraced those challenges
using technology to not just keep in touch with the Borough carers but to coordinate events, including
activities for young carers who were isolated due to the closure of the schools and social distancing
and adult carers needing activities to improve wellbeing and avoid loneliness.

“We have faced challenging times at Bridgend Carers Centre and I’m proud to say everyone
involved, the Staff, the Board of Trustees, the Volunteers and the Carers themselves have all risen
to face those challenges.”

You can read Bridgend Carers Centre’s Annual Impact Report 2019-20 here.

  • Third Sector Support Wales
  • PQASSO Quality Mark
  • Welsh Government
  • Investing in Volunteers
  • Lottery Community Fund
  • Disability Confident
  • Bridgend County Borough Council