Information Sheet 16 - The Carers Strategies (Wales) Measure 2010

Our latest Information Sheet is a briefing note for GPs and primary care practitioners about The Carers Strategies (Wales) Measure 2010.

Carers look after family, partners or friends who are ill, frail or may have a disability and in need of help and support provide 97% of all care in the community.

They may not see themselves as Carers but, above all, as a parent, child, wife, husband, partner, friend or neighbour.

The Carers Strategies (Wales) Measure 2010 enables the National Assembly to legislate the introduction of a new requirement on Welsh NHS and Local Authorities to work in partnership to prepare, publish and implement a joint Information and Consultation Strategy for Carers.

Information Sheet 16 provides help and resources to support GPs and practice staff in the support of carers via signposting to local agencies and national organisations.

Like all our Information Sheets this latest document aims to help raise awareness about and improve mental health services across the country.

Each of our sheets have been developed to provide valuable information, training and support tools on primary care mental health in Wales.

Their publication comes under the set objectives of our Gold Standard Project which has set the goal of providing good communication on mental health issues .

We have a range of other Information Sheets which are all available to download and view on and from our Information Sheets page.

If you have any questions about Information Sheet 16 or trouble viewing or downloading it please contact our Project Manager Lesley Hills via email at or on 029 2050 4516.