Carers Rights Day

November 2020

Each year, Carers Rights Day helps ensure carers are aware of their rights and let carers know where to get help and support.

Whether you are a new carer or have been caring for someone for a while, it’s important that carers understand their rights and are able to access the support that is available to them as soon as they need it. We have put together an article with everything you need to know about carers rights, read it here.

Caring for a family member or loved one is a very generous and selfless thing to do and it can be extremely rewarding. However, taking on such a physically and emotionally demanding role can also take its toll.

Its important that carers look after their own health and wellbeing while they’re caring for others.

We have put together a host of activities and talks to take part in on Carers Rights Day on Thursday 26 November, that will provide additional information to help in a caring role and a little bit of extra fun to enjoy alongside.

Each session is held on Zoom or Facebook and access is found by clicking on the individual links connected to each activity or talk below.

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9am 10am – Male carers session

We’re holding an informal coffee and chat session for male carers to get together, share experiences and chat to other people in caring roles. The session will take place via Zoom. To join, please send us a email and we will send you details of how to join.

12pm – 12:45pm – Sing a long session

Join us for a fun, relaxed singing session delivered by Butterflies Dementia Support Group. We will be lifting spirits by singing well known songs in a very friendly atmosphere.

Join in via Facebook -

14:30pm – 16:00pm – Legal advice session

We are hosting a pre-recorded legal advice session. Neil Allen, a Senior Lecturer at University of Manchester Legal Advice Centre will be answering Q&A’s. This will be followed by export admiral nursing advice and guidance from Making Space Consultant Admiral Nurse, Kath Penrith.

Join via Zoom:

  • Meeting ID: 814 9971 6136
  • Passcode: 520729

4pm – 4:30pm – Mindfulness session

We’re holding a mindfulness session as a chance for carers to practise mindfulness techniques to promote wellbeing and reduce stress.

Join via Zoom:

  • Meeting ID: 848 2382 4465
  • Passcode: 040364

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