There are around 400,000 unpaid carers in Wales, and due to their caring role they are more likely to face isolation and experience ill-health themselves. Engagement with cultural activities is proven to reduce isolation and improve well-being.
On Carers Rights Day, Amgueddfa Cymru is offering a series of activities and launching a survey to find out how they can better support adult and young carers. On offer will be short online ‘tasters’ of activities & events for carers to try out plus a live discussion will be held with an opportunity to hear directly from carers of all ages, with free tickets to a future event for all carers who take part.
Amgueddfa Cymru already provides opportunities for people to get involved who have care or support needs. Some of these are also attended by the person’s carer, but Amgueddfa Cymru is looking to create opportunities that are designed around carers needs, but some will be for carers to attend with the person they care for.
David Zilkha, Volunteer Co-ordinator said, “We know that being able to engage with cultural and heritage activities can benefit everyone. We also know that this can be more difficult for carers who may face isolation, financial hardship or poor health as a result of their caring role. We would like carers of all ages to get involved and tell us through the survey and the on-line discussion what they would like Amgueddfa Cymru to offer.”
The survey launches on Carers Rights Day, 26 November, and on the same day we’re also planning a live online discussion (with a free event ticket for every carer who joins us). You can find the details of how to participate, and also the ‘taster’ sessions on the same day, via this web page: https://museum.wales/getinvolved/carers
Posted on: Wednesday 25th November 2020