Carers Rights Day 2021

This year we are having a whole week of informative sessions, based around the Carer UK theme: Caring for your Future. All films will be posted here on the website aswell.

MONDAY 22nd November:

Carers have the right to support their mental health

With Carole Lade – wellbeing & nutrition expert, whose mum was an unpaid Carer, she shares techniques she used with her mum to help her cope with daily stresses. 

CLICK HERE TO WATCH ON FACEBOOK OR CLICK HERE FOR YOU TUBE


TUESDAY 23rd November

Carers have the right to respite breaks

CLICK HERE to watch the Zoom Meeting

Options in Somerset including using Micro-providers, groups and clubs


WEDNESDAY 24th November: 

Carers have the right to be consulted on Hospital Discharge

CLICK HERE TO WATCH ON FACEBOOK OR HERE FOR YOUTUBE

Meet some of our HomeFirst team – help with discharge options when you or the person you care for comes home from hospital, hear about organisations who have equipment to help you at home – it’s always worth having it ready before you need it & meet Julie from Lasting Powers of Attorney on the importance of having one in place for the person  you care for.


Carers have the right to have 1:1 support

Pop By and Say Hi!

Carers Roadshow – Your Local Village Agent was at these supermarkets today:

10am – 3pm

 Morrisons, Bridgwater

Morrisons, Taunton

Waitrose, Wellington

 

 

Your local Village Agent is the gateway to the support network that’s right for YOU and YOUR individual needs. They are a great place to start when you don’t know where to begin!

You can also pop into ANY of these Talking Cafes every week to have a chat with a Village Agent, no appointment needed! For full details of venues CLICK HERE


THURSDAY 25th November:

Carers have the right to request to be identified as a Carer

CLICK HERE TO WATCH ON FACEBOOK  OR HERE FOR YOUTUBE 

Our Village and Community Agents share their top tips for you as a Carer in Somerset


THURSDAY 25th November:

Carers have the right to have help at home

TALKING CAFE FACEBOOK / YOUTUBE 

Shared Lives – their Homeshare brings together people with spare rooms with people who are happy to chat and lend a hand around the house in return for affordable, sociable accommodation. Together, Householders and Homesharers share home life, time, skills and experience.

Benefits of Homeshare:

  • helps you stay independently at home for longer (Householders)
  • provides affordable accommodation at a time of record housing shortages and high rent (Homesharers)
  • gives you and your loved ones peace of mind

 

FRIDAY 26th November: 

Carers have the right to be fit for the future

FACEBOOK / YOUTUBE 

CL Lifestyle – training for Carers and a Manual Handling demonstration – also Age UK – Strong & Steady classes – for the Carer and cared for! Learn some great techniques that aid in building strength for falls prevention. Prerecorded session. 

 

 

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