Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don’t think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support. The Welsh Ambulance Service are hosting a series of events during Carers Week and details can be found below. All videos/messages will be available through @WelshAmbulance on Twitter and also Facebook.

Table Of Events

Monday 7th
‘How WAST are supporting Older People who care’: A video from the Trusts Older Peoples Improvement Lead

Personal story ‘Fiona’s Experience’: Fiona is a carer for her father who had dementia and recalls the care and treatment he received.

Tuesday 8th
‘Making the Welsh Ambulance Service Dementia Friendly’: A video from the Trusts Programme Manager for Dementia

Personal story ‘Ceri’s Experience’: Ceri has cared for family living with Dementia for almost 30 years and shares her experience.

Wednesday 9th
‘Click & Meet’ WAST: Live Session (this session will also be recorded to share with those unable to attend/register for the event) People will be able to hear how the Trust responds and prioritises calls to 999 and participate in a discussion that will help shape how we deliver services to carers across Wales. To register for this event please compelete this form before the 3rd June.
Thursday 10th
‘Preparing for the what if’: A message to help Carers plan for emergencies A video from one of the Trusts Patient Experience & Community Involvement Coordinators

Learning for Living: Promoting an online entry level learning modules for unpaid carers of any age.

Friday 11th
Launch of the Public Carers Survey – 2021: Carers will be able to complete our third annual Carers Survey to help us improve the services we provide.
Saturday 12th
WAST pledge to Johns Campaign and awareness of the campaign
Sunday 13th
Round up of the pre-recordings/tweets

We look forward to meeting you at some of our Carers Week events! You can also find out more about Carers Week at