With Carers Rights Day coming up on 26 November we have articles and information for you about your rights as a carer, and about upcoming events.
This day is an important opportunity for us all to join together to talk about carers’ rights.
It is essential carers know their rights and also that the wider community understands the role of carers and importance of their rights. Not least because there are many people who look after a family member or friend who do not yet realise they are a carer. Many people may also know carers and not be aware of the vital, yet demanding, role that this can be.
If you are looking after a family member or friend find the information you need:
- Caring Together guide to carers’ rights: If you look after a family member or friend, it is important you understand your rights as a carer, and where you are able to access support when you need it. Read our guide.
- Carer’s card – be identified as a carer: The What If? card has been available for a few years but we have now made it dual purpose – it has become a carer’s card to identify you as someone looking after a family member or friend too.
- Find out about support available to carers in Norfolk: A series of events is to be held on Zoom for carers in Norfolk to find out more about the support and services available to them through Norfolk County Council and their partners.
- Support for carers in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough: If you look after a family member or friend in the Cambridgeshire or Peterborough area there is support available to you including from services commissioned by Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council.
- Guide to Peterborough City Hospital for carers: Peterborough City Hospital are producing a video to talk you through what you can expect if you look after a family member or friend who goes into the hospital, and emphasising the value of you making yourself know to staff as a carer.
- Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital awarded the Carer Friendly Tick Award – Health: The hospital’s work to identify and support carers has been recognised and they want carers to have their say in their carers forum.
- Carer friendly school – the value of good support: How Magdalen Gates Primary School, who have the Carer Friendly Tick Award – Education, identify and support pupils who are carers.
- How Fosters Solicitors are working to support carers: In May 2020 Fosters Solicitors were proud to become the first Norfolk company to receive the ‘Carer Friendly Tick Award – Employer’ in recognition of their support for colleagues who are family carers. Find out more about their work. They have also provided information on employment law for carers.
- Peterborough College’s work to support carers recognised: Peterborough College have had their activities to identify and support young adult carers recognised by the awarding of the Carer Friendly Tick Award – Education.
- Virtual cuppa and quiz: If you are a carer in Norfolk then you can get involved in an event to be held on Wednesday 25 November.
- Carers Rights Day fun morning for carers in Norfolk and Waveney: Carers Voice Norfolk & Waveney are inviting carers in their area to get involved in their fun activities happening on the morning of Thursday 26 November 2020, Carers Rights Day.
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