The theme of this years’ Carers Rights Day was, ‘Missing out? Know your rights as a carer’. Carers Rights Day takes place every year to bring organisations across the UK together to help carers in their local communities become aware of their rights, understand the support they are entitled too and know where to get the help. The day also aims to raise awareness of the needs of carers and create a society which recognises, values and supports carers.
Swindon Carers Centre held their own event to support Carers Rights Day. There were talks and workshops around carers’ rights and local support available delivered by Swindon Carers Centre, Swindon Borough Council, NHS England, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership and Swindon Citizen and Advice and Robert Buckland MP. Speakers were also available for a question and answer session.
Resources from Swindon Carers Centre Carers Rights Day:
Recent Benefit Changes
NHS England’s Commitment to Carers
NHS Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group: Sustainability and Transformation Plan