Free Workshop for Parent Carers – “Direct Payments & The Act”

Free Workshop for Parent Carers – “Direct Payments & The Act”

The All Wales Forum would like to invite parent carers to a special event on the 9th October at Equate Landbase CIC. This event will give you an opportunity to learn about the creative uses of direct payments and see what you can achieve with them.

We will explore the Social Services & Well-being (Wales) Act* and how it affects you. Find out about what rights you as carers are entitled to under this Act. We will share experiences of how direct payment recipients have managed to use their payments creatively and how this Act has enabled families to do so.

Equate is a project based in Carmarthenshire which provides meaningful activities, experiences and training for those with additional needs to work with and care for horses, volunteer and growing of plants & herbs. This is a tailored service that was created using direct payments. You will have the opportunity to learn more about what happens at Equate and see it in action by observing a horse agility session.

The day will begin at 10am and finish at 2pm with a light lunch included. There is plenty of free parking on site too.

Download flyer and Contact details

Map with directions to Equate

If you put the address on the attached flyer into google maps the results will show it is called ‘Companion Animal Behaviour Referral’.

If you would like to know more about Equate you can do so by visiting their Facebook page @EquateCIC 

This is a free short workshop for carers of people with learning disabilities exploring legislation that allows you to consider your own health and well-being.

 *Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014- We will discuss what rights carers have under this new act in Wales and what it means for them. Within this we will explore how people can use direct payments and give examples of good practice from across Wales.

It is really important for carers to consider themselves within their caring role- if their own health and well-being isn’t being focused on this can often hinder them in their care duties. As the population in Wales is ageing, it is important for carers to be aware of what support is out there and help they receive.