Carers Rights Day 2018 - Friday 30th November

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Carers, News on 27th November, 2018

Each year Carers Rights Day, held by charity Carers UK, aims to bring organisations across the UK together to help carers in their local community know their rights and find out how to get the help and support they are entitled to. This year the theme is Caring For Your Future.

One of our core aims is to ensure that our services are shaped by the voices of the people who use them. Our Together programme, which launched last year, involves those who use our services and their carers in service delivery and improvement.

Our Together Delivery Group takes this important work forward and many of its members are people with lived experience, family members, supporters or carers. 
Ian Henwood, Together Lead, will be hosting a table in reception on Friday morning. Please say hello and pick up some information.

Devon Carers will be out in the community, here are just some of the events, more can be found on their website.

Wednesday 28
Exeter - 1230-1430 Drop in session for Working Age carers The Conference Room ,Co Lab (Wat Tyler House, King William Street EX4 6PD). Someone from the Job Centre will be attending and also a representative from DCC as a model employer.
Lee Mill, Plymouth – 1600-1900. Information stand at Tesco’s (Lee Mill Industrial Estate, Central Avenue, Ivybridge PL21 9PE)
Newton Abbot – 1600-1800. Information stand with the Tesco's community champion at Tesco’s (4 Newton Rd , Kingsteignton, Newton Abbott, TQ12 3AJ)

Thursday 29
Tavistock – 1600-1900 Information stand at Morrisons (128-130 Plymouth Rd, Tavistock PL19 9DS)
Ivybridge – 0930-1130 at Library at The Watermark, Ivybridge Information point – Sarah Tuhill CSO and Healthwatch available for any queries on Carers Rights. Information will be left with the Library as well for carers who cannot make this time.

Friday 30
Exmouth 1600-1800 Information stand at Tesco (Salterton Rd, Exmouth EX8 2TS)
Honiton 1200-1400 Information stand at Tesco (Battishorne Way, Honiton EX14 2XD)
Teignmouth –1030-1200. Information drop in for all carers and staff with Sophie Cuddy CSO at Teignmouth Hospital (Mill Ln, Teignmouth TQ14 9BQ)
Teignmouth - 1230-1400 - Morrison’s (1 Newfoundland Rd, Teignmouth TQ14 9AE) Information stand with Sophie Cuddy CSO and Gemma Antii CSO
Ivybridge –1000-1300 Information stand at Co-op (14 Glanvilles Mill, Shopping Precinct, Ivybridge, PL21 9PS) 
Tiverton-0930-1200 A drop in Session for working age carers with CSO Clare Moughton at Job Centre Plus (Phoenix House, Phoenix Ln, Tiverton EX16 6FF)

Saturday 1
Barnstaple-1000-1200. Information and advice morning (tea/coffee provided) at The Barnstaple Hotel( Braunton Road Barnstaple EX31 1LE)

Chris Burford, Deputy Director of Nursing and Practice, said: "Having someone to care for is a truly humbling experience, but we know it can also be stressful on occasions which is why we know having access to the right information at the right time can make all the difference to carers. On Carers' Rights Day please take time to visit our dedicated carers webpage and learn about our commitments to you as a carer. Our staff are here to help you."

Useful information:

There is a dedicated page on the Trust website, which provides sources of support and information as well as our Carers and Families Strategy.

Carers UK Advice line 0808 808 7777 

Upfront Online guide for carers

Carers UK Forum