Whether you are a new carer or have been caring for someone for a while, it’s important that you understand your rights and are able to access the support that is available to you as soon as you need it. Each year, Carers Rights Day is held to:
• ensure carers are aware of their rights;
• let carers know where to get help and support; and
• raise awareness of the needs of carers.
This year’s Carers Rights Day takes place on Thursday 21st November 2019 and the theme is ‘Helping you find your way’. This could be support to navigate the different health, social care and community services involved or help with accessing information.
To mark Carers Rights Day we are holding two events where carers can obtain information about their rights and the services in Hertfordshire that could support them in their caring role.
The events will take place from 10am – 2pm – one at Ware Priory in Ware and one at the South Hill Centre in Hemel Hempstead.
Both events will include a presentation on carers’ rights and a panel discussion about what Hertfordshire County Council’s Adult Care Services and the NHS in Hertfordshire are doing to support unpaid family carers.
There will be the opportunity to ask questions about the impact of mental capacity legislation and carers can discuss and identify their three top priorities for central government action that can be put to candidates involved in a General Election.
If you would like to attend please book a place by calling 01992 58 69 69 or online in or events section at www.carersinherts.org.uk/events