News

June 2018

Wiltshire Businesses Recognised

Wiltshire Businesses, Corsham Print and Dorothy House have been recognised for their ongoing commitment to carers with a Working for... View Article

June 2018

YACbook – New Website for Young Adult Carers

To coincide with this year’s Carers Week, Carer Support Wiltshire is launching YACbook, a new website and online community dedicated... View Article

May 2018

New Online Support Tools for Carers

We have some amazing new online tools to support you in your caring role. From an online forum, to an... View Article

Break for carers

May 2018

Carers Week with CSW

Whether juggling work commitments or being unable to enjoy hobbies or some down time with friends, many carers suffer from... View Article

April 2018

Help Us to Beat Loneliness

Carer Support Wiltshire is asking people to combat the devastating effects of loneliness and isolation among the county’s thousands of... View Article

March 2018

Support and Activities for Young Carers

The Carer Support Wiltshire young carer service will begin from 1st April 2018.  We will work with Wiltshire Council and other... View Article

January 2018

Young Carer Looks to the Future

Young carer looks to a positive future on Young Carers Awareness Day Throughout her life, Kerry McKenzie has cared for... View Article

January 2018

Carer Danielle Wins Award

2018 has started out well for carer, Danielle Hewer who has been awarded Carer of the Year in the 2018 Wiltshire... View Article

December 2017

Contract awarded to CSW to support carers of all ages

Carer Support Wiltshire has been awarded a new contract to support carers of all ages in Wiltshire. The contract has... View Article

December 2017

Working in Partnership in Regions Children’s Centres

For many parents and young people looking after loved ones, not recognising that they are carer’s means missing out on... View Article

Dr Andrew Murrison MP

November 2017

Dr Andrew Murrison MP to be patron for CSW

Carer Support Wiltshire  are delighted to announce that Dr Andrew Murrison, Member of Parliament for South West Wiltshire will be... View Article

November 2017

Does your employer care?

Working for Carers are urging people to ask the question, do you care, this Carers Rights Day -24th November 2017... View Article

CSW Awarded PQASSO Level 2 award

November 2017

Awarded PQASSO Quality Mark

We are delighted to announce Carer Support Wiltshire has been awarded the PQASSO Quality Mark Level 2 for the second... View Article

November 2017

Carers Rights Day Recognises Carers Across UK

Carers Rights Day Sheds Light on the Thousands Looking After Loved Ones This Friday, November 24 is Carers Rights Day,... View Article

November 2017

Waitrose Donate To Appeal

Carer Support Wiltshire were chosen as one of three charities to take part in the Waitrose Community Matters scheme in their Marlborough branch.... View Article

October 2017

Time for Carers Appeal Reaches Target

The Time for Carers Appeal was launched in January to raise £25,000 to help give carers a break – a little... View Article

October 2017

Top Five Flu Facts for Carers

Did you know that you are eligible for a FREE flu vaccine this winter? If you are the main carer... View Article

September 2017

Wiltshire Demonstrate Commitment to Carers

The value of unpaid carers in Wiltshire has been recognised with the signing of the carers Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)... View Article

August 2017

Lets start a conversation about loneliness

8 in 10 people caring for loved ones “have felt lonely or socially isolated” Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness aims... View Article

IQeol help a carer and her family

August 2017

Recycled laptops make a difference to carers

Bereneice cares for her husband who was left permanently disabled following a sudden illness ten years ago. Unable to juggle... View Article

GP Award Winners 2017

July 2017

Wiltshire GP’s go for Gold

A record number of GP practices in Wiltshire were awarded the coveted Investors in Carers gold and gold plus awards... View Article

Break for carers

July 2017

One in four unpaid carers “have not had a day off” in five years

Carers are reaching ‘breaking point’ as they struggle to take even a day away from care responsibilities for years at... View Article

July 2017

Nationwide Graduates Take on Challenge

Young adult carers across the south west struggle to balance a demanding caring role with studying or starting a career.... View Article

Afternoon tea for carers

June 2017

Afternoon tea stirs up awareness for carers

Something was brewing at a new Malmesbury independent living facility when Carer Support Wiltshire laid on afternoon tea to mark... View Article

May 2017

New Carer Volunteer Service in Wiltshire Hospitals

Thousands of people pass through our hospitals each week accompanied and supported by a loved one or friend – someone... View Article

May 2017

Join us for Carers Week 2017

Carers Week is an annual awareness campaign to bring caring right out into the open – recognising and celebrating the... View Article

March 2017

Helen Wins 2017 Volunteer of the Year Award

Congratulations to Helen Dowse who won our volunteer of the year award for 2017. Helen ran the carers clinic and... View Article

March 2017

Working For Carers Awards for Employers who Care

Wiltshire businesses, Medvivo and PACA were the winners at the recent Working For Carers Annual Gala. Both received awards for... View Article

February 2017

Model And Toy Collectors Keep It Local

The Wessex Model and Toy Collectors (WMTC) handed over a cheque for £2,216 to Carers Support Wiltshire (CSW) as a... View Article

February 2017

The Royal British Legion awards grant to support carers in Armed Forces

A grant from The Royal British Legion to Carer Support Wiltshire (CSW) will provide support for unpaid carers in the... View Article

January 2017

New Figures Reveal Life Chances of UK’s Young Carers Are Under Threat

Young carers across the UK are in danger of not getting the most out of their education or fulfilling their... View Article

January 2017

We Take Time Out to Launch £25,000 Appeal

Our Time For Carers Appeal is raising £25,000 to give the thousands of unpaid carers we support a break, and... View Article

January 2017

New location for Salisbury Support Groups

Our Salisbury Support Group and Rethink/Carer Support Mental Health Group have new homes. All future Salisbury Support Group meetings will be... View Article

January 2017

When I grow up…

We all have dreams. When we were growing up, Alan wanted to be a soldier, Jon wanted to be a... View Article

December 2016

New Trustee for CSW

Carer Support Wiltshire are delighted to welcome Ged Montgomery as a new trustee to their Board. Ged currently leads the... View Article

Sam supports Carers Rights Day

December 2016

Wildcat shows tame side for carer awareness day

Swindon Wildcats star Sam Bullas knows just how hard it can be to care for someone. The ice hockey forward... View Article

November 2016

Success for campaign calling for recognition of student carers

In February, student carer Carol Hayward, 21, started a campaign calling for a tick box for carers to be added... View Article

November 2016

13-year-old golfing prodigy helps to raise money for carers

With the help of 13-year-old golfing prodigy Jamie Davis, Whitley Golf Club has raised £3,000 for Carer Support Wiltshire. The... View Article

November 2016

Carer Support Wiltshire shortlisted for prestigious Health Service Journal Award 2016

Carer Support Wiltshire have been shortlisted in the 2016 Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards for their Carers in Wiltshire Partnership... View Article

October 2016

Malmesbury Mayor Charity Appeal Raises Funds for Carers

A cheque for £2,745 was handed to Carer Support Wiltshire as the ex-mayor of Malmesbury’s charity appeal came to an... View Article

October 2016

Event turns spotlight on the rights of Wiltshire’s thousands of unpaid carers

Carer Support Wiltshire staged events at hospitals across the county to reach out to the thousands of unpaid carers who may... View Article

October 2016

Impact of an Ageing Population

News of a hidden army of carers in their 80’s, many of them caring for someone with dementia has highlighted... View Article