Caring for Someone

The information on these pages are designed to help you with Adoption, Caring and Fostering issues.

Adoption information

North Wales Adoption Service is a combined service from local authority adoption teams across North Wales who work together to help find local families for local children in North Wales.

Being a Carer information

Many people are Carers although they may not recognise this as the task they undertake. Carers are people looking after relatives or friends (though not always sharing their home) who, because of disability, illness or the effects of old age cannot manage at home without help.


Fostering is where individuals provide a caring and secure environment in their own home for other people's children and young people. Fostering can be done on a full or part-time basis and ranges from day or weekend care to a few months or even on a long-term basis. Fostering a child offers you many opportunities to make a difference in a child's life by helping to provide health, education and emotional support.


Children are our future and parents/carers are the most important people in every child’s life. By supporting parents we are hoping to give children the best possible start in life.

A-Z of Benefits

The information provided is a brief description of most common benefits available. The list is NOT an authorative statement of law and is intended as a rough guide only. Note that the Social Security System is complex and liable to alteration / change on a regular basis.

Community Transport

For information on Community Transport schemes and initiatives in Wrexham.

Council Tax Reliefs and Discounts

Carers may be able to reduce their council tax bill and / or claim Council Tax Benefit.

Useful Links

Carers Wales

Carers Wales is part of Carers UK. We work for a better deal for all carers in Wales. We are a policy, campaigning and information organisation.

Carers Information

This site provides up to date resources and information on issues relevant to carers and those professionals who assist them in their role.


A world where the role and contribution of unpaid carers is recognised and they have access to the quality support and services they need to live their own lives.

GOV.UK Links

Apply for a Community Care Grant

Community Care Grants help people on low incomes when moving out of residential care to live independently in the community.

Apply for Carer's Allowance

Carer's Allowance is a benefit paid to informal carers of people who are severely disabled.

Attendance Allowance

Attendance Allowance is money to help pay for your personal care if you're older or disabled - what you'll get, eligibility, apply, claim form AA1A.

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