Carers Outreach Service is a registered charity committed to providing information and support to unpaid carers aged 18+ in Anglesey, Conwy and Gwynedd.
The organisation was founded in 1991 in response to the increasingly important role played by unpaid family carers and the lack of support available to them. The organisation was constituted as an independent charity in 1997. Over the years, Carers Outreach has developed its services and range in response to carers needs. 2016 marked the 25th anniversary of Carers Outreach. Sadly, the issues that faced carers 25 years ago still remain but with an added plethora of pressures.
“A society in which unpaid carers are recognised, valued and supported”.
To this day, The vision continues to be one of an inclusive and equitable society that value and acknowledges the contribution of carers. They are still as committed to eliminating discrimination, prejudice, and disadvantage by promoting an inclusive society as they were in 1991. They have always strived to ensure that cares receive the required support to enable them to perform their caring role and to enjoy a life outside caring.
Despite this, they also know that more can be done. An issue that continues to be present, in the face of the commitment, is hidden carers
. ( i.e. those who do not recognise themselves as carers and those who do not currently receive local authority or voluntary sector services, and those carers who could receive specialist services from us).
Carers Outreach Service wants to ensure that everyone from all walks of life, be it children, adults professionals, non-professionals and services, is aware that the service is open to all male and female unpaid carers aged 18+ in the geographic area of interest regardless of their nationality, ethnicity and religion.
Carers Outreach Service wants to be at the forefront of everyone’s mind when they think ‘unpaid carers
’ and they want ‘unpaid carers
’ to think of us when they need support.