Carers Rights Day 2017November 6th, 2017
Carers Rights Day is a national celebration of carers. This year it falls on Friday 24 November.
The day helps carers in their local community know their rights and find out how to get the help and support they are entitled to.
A carer is someone who provides support to family or friends who could not manage without this help. This could be caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems. All the care they give is unpaid.
Do you look after someone? Would you like to find out what’s on offer for carers in your area?
Local charity Carers Support Centre is holding a free event for carers in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. This open meeting will include information on accessing direct payments and carers assessments. There will also be an opportunity to learn more about mindfulness and view information stalls from various local organisations.
A local carer said Carers Support Centre open meetings “Always have useful information and I learn something every time.”
This event will take place in Fishponds between 10.30am and 1.30pm on Friday 24 November.
Attendees are welcome to browse stalls and chat with staff from 10am.
For further information or to book your free place contact Dennis Agodzo:
0117 958 9902 d[email protected]
Carers Support Centre provides services for carers of all ages. This includes a confidential telephone support line, carers emergency card, one-to-one support and carers’ groups, activities for carers to take some time out, short breaks, employment support and training.
Can’t make the open meeting but want to find out what support you can get? Contact CarersLine: