Carers Rights Day 2016

24 October 2016

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Derbyshire Carers Association was founded by Gerry Fryer in 1988 following circumstances which found him in the caring position as described by himself here.

Once he realised how little support there was for Carers Gerry aimed for and met his aspiration for Carer support provision.

With the help of some other Carers, Derbyshire Carers Association gained it’s first paid employee in 1989, this has now grown to over 30 dedicated and passionate employees as well as a large number of volunteers.

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Carers Rights Day 2016

Having the right information at the right time can make a huge difference when you are looking after someone. This year Carers Rights Day is taking place on Friday 25th November 2016.

Carers’ Rights Day is a national event held every year to help ensure that carers know their rights regarding benefit entitlements and learn about the practical support available to help them in their caring role.

Why hold a carers rights event?

•Making carers aware of their rights. Every year, more than 2 million people become carers. Many struggle to navigate the maze of services and entitlements, and miss out on financial and practical support. And it’s not just people who are new to caring – even those who have been caring for years sometimes aren’t aware of their entitlements.

• Letting carers know where to get help and support.

• Raising the profile of carers

• Raising awareness of the needs of carers with professionals and decision makers

Local events for Carers Rights Day can be found below:

Carers Rights Day 2016 intu

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  • D.Victor Shaw-Willson:

    05 Oct 2015 07:54:03

    Carers’Rights Day should be a massive call from all associations to ensure the Carers Act truly protects all carers and not just local authority funds.

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