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Carers Rights Day – Online Training for Family Carers
23 November at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Each year Carers UK promotes Carers Rights Day where we’re joined by hundreds of organisations and thousands of individuals raising awareness of caring, helping to identify carers and signposting them to information, advice and support.
Whether someone has recently become a carer, realised they have been caring for a while without support or has been caring for someone for many years, it’s important they understand their rights and are able to access the support that is available to them whenever they need it.
Carers Rights Day empowers carers with information and support. It helps them to feel confident asking for what they need and challenge things when their rights are not being met, whether that be that in the workplace or education, in accessing health or social care, when interacting with other professionals or at home.
On Carers Rights Day, Thursday 23rd November at 6.30-8pm, Julie King, Family Support Officer at Walkergate Park, will be delivering an online training session for family carers via zoom.
Carers Rights Day is a national day which happens in November each year. It is about raising awareness of carers’ rights and entitlements, to help you get the support you need. Wherever you are in your caring journey, knowing your rights can help you to make informed decisions and feel more in control of your situation, feel more confident asking for what you need and challenge things when your rights are not being met.
The short interactive session will cover:
- the Care Act: what the law says about what you should expect from health and social care; including how to plan for an assessment so that you are able to access support and services that meet your family’s needs.
- respite options and taking a break.
- rights in the workplace.
- managing someone’s affairs.
- other entitlements and services that you could find helpful in your caring role
If you are interested in participating please contcat the branch secretary