Carers Rights Day
Thursday 25th November 2021
Whether you are a new carer or have been caring for a while, we believe it is important you are aware of your rights and can access the support available to you, at the time, you may need it.
Know Your Rights, the theme for Carers Rights Day 2021, is about:
- making carers aware of their rights
- letting carers know where to get help and support
- raising awareness of the needs of carers
As unpaid carers, you need to know your rights wherever you are in your caring journey: whether you are in the workplace, in a healthcare setting, when interacting with professionals or, at home. We want to empower carers with information and support, so you can feel confident asking for what you need. We also want carers to know how to challenge things, if their rights are not being met.
Timetable of activities
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place on a session.
|10am to 11am||Dementia Workshop:|
– When the person you care for does not recognise they need help
|11am to 12pm|
– How to identify debt
– Who to approach for support
– How to maximise resources (understand the different options for dealing with debt) and minimise expenditure
|12pm to 1pm|
Catherine St John, Social Worker
|Communicating with Health and Social Care Professionals:|
– Understanding the language of health and social care (jargon busting)
– Who is who and what they do (professionals’ titles not named individuals)
– Giving the right information in the right way
– Top tips on being heard
|2pm to 3pm|
|Your Rights at Work:|
– Requesting flexible working
– Protection from discrimination
– Time off in emergencies
– Right to parental leave
– Support in work
– Thinking of leaving work
– Thinking of returning to work
|3pm to 4pm|
– What are the different types of benefits?
– How to find eligibility criteria
– How to access benefit calculators
– Means tested and non-means tested benefits
|3pm to 4pm||Thoughts, Feelings and Challenges of Caring Workshop (Dementia):|
Have you ever given yourself the time to sit and think about your thoughts and feelings on being a carer for someone with dementia?
In this session we will:
– Give you space to talk about your thoughts and feelings on caring for someone with dementia
– Explore the challenges you face and look at strategies to help you manage those challenges
|5pm to 6pm|
Gina Williams, Occupational Therapist
|Technology to Help You and the Person You Care For:|
– Types of equipment
– Assistive technology
– Do I need an assessment and, if so, how do I do this?
– Where to purchase equipment?
– How to dispose of technology and equipment when I no longer need it