During the lead up and including carers rights day on Thursday 21 November, Gaddum’s carers services which operate in Bury, Manchester and Salford will be hosting a range of events to highlight the realities of carers and those they support.
Carers Rights Day is a national day which helps carers in their local community know their rights and find out how to get the help and support they are entitled to.
Out of 280,000 carers that are known in Greater Manchester, 70,000 (nearly a quarter) spend 50 hours per week as carers, higher than the national average. 24,800 (c.9%) are young carers aged under 25 which is 2% more than the average in England.
A carer is anyone who cares, unwaged for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support.
A range of awareness raising activities are taking place up and and following the day at multiple locations including:
- PRIDE in caring-LGBT carers rights event at Bury Town Hall in partnership with LGBT Foundation and Groundwork-
- Coffee morning and legal rights surgery
- Pop up drop in
- Meadowbrook drop in
- Carers Breakfast
- Salford Parent Voice information day
- Carers UK GM carers event for providers and carers.
- Consumer Rights and how to avoid scams workshop
- Legal Rights and financial planning workshop
- Outreach Wythenshawe Hospital McMillan Centre
- Mini presentations at Community Explorer meetings
For a full list including how to book, please download our Carers Rights Day Event Listings 2019
Media enquiries? Please click on this information document PRESS RELEASE Carers Rights Day 2019 for details.