Carers Rights Day 2018 activities
gaddum, a leading Greater Manchester charity which champions the rights of carers throughout the year are hosting a range of events across Greater Manchester for carers rights day. This national event taking place on Friday 30 November aims to highlight the realities of carers and those they support. The charity operate carers services in Bury, Manchester and Salford.
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.
We are hosting a range of educational activities at multiple locations including:
• PRIDE in caring-LGBT carers rights event at Bury Town Hall in partnership with LGBT Foundation, Groundwork, Bury Council and Bury LGBT Forum. To book your place visit Eventbright
• Triangle of care training by the national campaigner, Ruth Hannan previously from Carers Trust. Delivered at Langworthy Cornerstone. Learn what the Triangle of Care is, what it means for to professionals, how to implement it to improve better partnership working with unpaid carers creating a therapeutic alliance between professionals, carers and service users/patients.To book your place visit Eventbright
• The care act and carers rights in practice training. This is a great opportunity to learn about carers’ rights, what their needs are, what this means in practice, how services can support carers better to meet statutory duties as well as what Salford Carers do to support unpaid carers of all ages. To book your place visit Eventbright
• Manchester Carers Network, Carers Rights Day/young carers transition conference in partnership with Manchester Young Carers group at The Studio. To book your place, please visit Eventbright
• A series of videos will be shown on MCN social channels each day which shares some of the views of carers in Manchester
Lynne Stafford, Chief Executive commented
‘’There is a greater need than ever before to fight for carers rights. The recent NHS survey found that carers are now receiving less support than ever both financially and practically. gaddum works to provide emotional and practical support and with all the awareness raising events taking place will help raise the profile of issues carers face in Greater Manchester.”
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Members of the public are welcome to attend these events and a summary of all activities taking place and how to book are available on our social channels:
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