Carers Rights Day (Llanelli) – 28/04/14

carers rights day (carers forum)

The theme this year is ‘Looking after someone? Know your rights’. The day will include guest speakers from Carmarthenshire County Council & Hywel Dda University Health Board and information stalls from a wide range of organisations.

The aim of Carers Rights Day is to:

– Increase the take up of benefits – it’s estimated that millions of carers’ benefits aren’t claimed each year.

– Make sure carers know their rights –many of those looking after a disabled or older loved one don’t identify themselves as carers and miss out on support. Even those who have been caring for years sometimes aren’t aware of their entitlements.

– Guide carers towards practical support – it’s not just about benefits. Carers often do not realise practical support is available, like replacement care to give the carer time off, help with lifting and bathing, equipment and home adaptations that can be vital in protecting carers’ health.

– Raise awareness of the needs of carers– Carers Rights Day raises awareness of the needs of carers with the public, decision makers and professionals.

Please RSVP by the 14th of Nov as we have limited spaces available!

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