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Carers Rights Day 2020

This year Carers Rights day is on Thursday 26th November and the theme is ‘Know Your Rights’

For the last 7 years Caring for Carers  have run an information event for Plymouth Carers to attend and get advice and support from over 50 different organisations. This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions we are having to offer support to carers virtually in our online room. 
This virtual room has been created so that you can ‘visit the stands’ in the same way that you would in a physical room. Please follow the arrows to make sure that you don’t miss any of the amazing support that may be available to you as a carer.
Whether you are a new carer or have been caring for someone for a while, we believe that 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 helps us:

• Ensure carers are aware of their rights
• Let carers know where to get help and support
• Raise awareness of the needs of carers.

Our Caring for Carers team are here to support you with understanding your rights as a carer, and in supporting you to navigate health and social care systems.  If you don’t see the information you need or would like to talk something through please arrange to speak to a member of the team by getting in touch by telephoning 01752 201890, emailing caringforcarers@improvinglivesplymouth.org.uk or text us on 07305058088

Newsletter - Carers Rights Day Edition 

Click on the image below to view the full newsletter

Your Rights Your Way - Fact Sheets

Caring for Carers have created some free fact sheets for you to view below. If there is something specific that you would like to know about your rights as a carer please either telephone 01752 201890 or email caringforcarers@improvinglivesplymouth.org.uk 

'Looking after someone’ is Carers UK’s guide for anyone caring for family or friends. The guide outlines your rights as a carer and gives an overview of the practical and financial support available. You can view it here, download a digital copy or order a free paper copy by visiting https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/get-resources/looking-after-someone

The information and guides below have been produced by organisations who support carers. You may wish to take a look if something catches your eye.

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Visit our Virtual Room

Our Carers Rights Day virtual room is below. Please imagine that you are in a physical space and follow the footprints to each ‘stand’ If you come across an organisation that you think is interesting and may be able to offer you support and advice please click on the logo and you will be taken to their website. Please feel free to contact the organisation in question if you need to speak to someone about something specific. We hope you enjoy this experience and gain lots of virtual support. If you have something specific that you cannot find here and would like to know about please call 01752 201890 or email caringforcarers@improvinglivesplymouth.org.uk

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