Carers Rights Day event will be held on 30 November in The Old College, Aberystwyth. The event will help Carers to know their rights, help Carers find the help they deserve, and raise awareness of the needs of Carers.
The event will be held by Ceredigion County Council’s Carers Unit, and will be attended by many organisations offering help and support to carers.
The Council and other organisations will be offering a wide range of information and support through demonstrations, presentations and workshops. Carers will have the opportunity to speak to professionals on a one-to-one basis, to attend talks and to also socialise with other Carers over a cup of tea.
Carers provide unpaid care by looking after a family member, friend or partner who is ill, frail, disabled or struggling with mental health, drugs, or alcohol. Each day 6,000 people start caring. It can happen suddenly for numerous reasons such as a birth, illness or an accident. Caring duties can also happen gradually.
Councillor Catherine Hughes, Ceredigion County Council’s Champion for Carers said, “Getting the right advice as soon as you start caring can make a huge difference. And even if you’ve been caring for decades, it is vital that Carers make sure they are getting all the support they are entitled to”.
All Carers are welcome and can also bring the person they care for. There is no need to stay for the whole event, people are welcome to drop in at any time between 10.30am and 3.30pm and stay for as little or as long as they like. Tea and coffee will be provided along with a lunch of soup and bread. The event will be held in The Old College, King Street, Aberystwyth, SY23 2AX.
For more information about Carers rights Day, go to the council’s website on: www.ceredigion.gov.uk/carersinformation.