Swindon Carers Centre signed the Armed Forces Covenant in 2018 to show our commitment to the armed forces community and their carers and young carers. In 2019 we achieved the Bronze Defence Employer Recognition Award from the Ministry of Defence.
As a person in the military, you accept that there will be changes and sacrifices as part of the role but life can change dramatically if you become a carer when an ageing parent is diagnosed with dementia, or a partner is diagnosed with a life changing illness or disability. Suddenly, working away from home can become extremely stressful. Or you may be a young carer who is looking after a parent who has returned from combat, emotionally or physically wounded, or perhaps a military spouse caring for a sick or disabled child on your own when your partner away on service. We are here to help you.
What we offer
Due to the geographical position of Swindon and it being surrounded by various Armed Forces bases as well as the Defence Academy in Shrivenham, there is a large current and ex-military population in Swindon and at Swindon Carers Centre we are proud to support carers in Swindon with a military connection. When you register with us whether a Young Carer/Young Adult Carer/Parent Carer/Adult Carer or Older Carer, we will ask if you are ‘ex-military (including National Service)’, ‘serving military’ or from a military family (including if your dependant has military connections) This is to make sure we can support and signpost you accordingly. We also work alongside the Royal British Legion, Local Army Hive centres, cadet centres, welfare officers.
For Carers over 18
For Carers under 18