Carers' Rights Day
Friday 28th November 2014 - 10:00
Carers' Rights Day for the Norwich area.
Carers Rights Day is about getting carers the information and advice they need to claim benefits, access practical support and find out how technology can help take the pressure off.
From 10.00 until 13.00 at Costessey Community Centre. Supported by Sainsbury’s Longwater store.
Each year Carers UK organises Carers Rights Day to:
* Increase the take up of benefits - it is estimated that millions of carers’ benefits aren’t claimed.
* Make sure carers know their rights – every year, more than 2 million people become carers but many 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.
The following are some of the advisers who you will be available to talk with and obtain all the help you might need ...
The Carers Council for Norfolk, Equal Lives, Norfolk Carers Support, Norfolk Young Carers, Connects & Co., The Carers Helpline, Adult Social Services, N-able, The Wellbeing Service, Admiral Nurses for Dementia, Age UK (Norfolk), Clinical Care Commissioning Groups, Mind, Dept. of Works and Pensions, Healthwatch, Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation Trust, Home Instead, Wiltshire Farm Foods, South Norfolk Council Advisors, Sainsburys Longwater Store.
Free refreshments are available all morning from the kitchen staffed by volunteers from 'The great place to work team' at Sainsburys Longwater store.
Further information available from 0808 808 9876, 01603 219924, 01603 742185.
Promoted by The Carers Council for Norfolk and Costessey Carers Support Group
Free - Booking not needed
Contact: Tel: 0808 808 9876 or 01603 219924 or 01603 742185
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