Info from Carer Support Wiltshire services

Exciting news about Carer Support Wiltshire services


We are writing to let you know that there will soon be some changes at Carer Support Wiltshire.


As an independent charity, we have been providing services for unpaid carers for more than 10 years in Wiltshire. Additionally, for the last six years, we have also provided services on behalf of Wiltshire Council including carer assessments and the Carers Emergency Card.


However, from 1 April we will no longer be providing services on behalf of Wiltshire Council and will focus on providing services that you have told us you value and want. The Council-funded services will transfer to new providers on 1 April, and they will be in contact with you to let you know what services and support they can offer you.


The new providers will be:


  • Young carers (5-25) – Community First
  • Adult carers (25+) – Age UK
  • Online services including the Carers Card – Forward Carers


Our support for you


From the 1 April we will continue to run the following services for you:


  • Carer cafes – please see enclosed leaflet for more details
  • Here to Talk – our telephone befriending service
  • Family activities and support – Family Fun Day 6 July
  • Young carer activities
  • Carer wellbeing workshops – Starting in April 2024
  • Bereavement Help Points in partnership with Dorothy House and Prospect Hospice – please see enclosed leaflet for more details
  • Access to grants from the Carers Trust 
  • Distribution of the dementia wristbands
  • GP carer-friendly award
  • Hospital carer-friendly award


If you do have any concerns in the meantime, please contact us on 0800 181 4118.