North Tyneside Carers’ Centre will be celebrating Carers’ Rights Day 2020 with a series of events for professionals and carers across North Tyneside.

What is Carers’ Rights Day? 
Carers Rights Day helps organisations involved with carers ensure carers are aware of their rights, it lets carers know where to get help and support and most importantly perhaps, raises awareness of the needs of carers.

What can you expect? 
Whether you are new to caring or have been caring for someone for a while, Carers’ Rights Day is an official “awareness day” – some organisations might be sharing important information on their website, email newsletters, blog, social media or at their premises. Others will be hosting virtual learning sessions you might like to sign up to.

The most important thing is: you get the information you need (or didn’t know you needed!) as a professional or carer.

What are North Tyneside Carers’ Centre doing for Carers’ Rights Day 2020?
Join us on 26th November 2020 for one, or more of the following sessions. These will be held virtually via Zoom.

Rights when going into hospital or care home: 10am – 11am
In this session we will be discussing what to consider and what your rights are if your loved one goes into hospital or a care home.

Benefit entitlement as a carer: 11am – 12pm
In this session we will be covering the benefits you may be entitled to asa carer and give you some useful hints and tips for completing benefit forms.

Mental Capacity and managing someone’s affairs: 1pm – 2pm
This session will look at how mental capacity is assessed and how this needs to be carefully considered when managing somebody’s affairs

Caring during COVID – session for professionals: 2pm – 3pm 
We’re inviting professionals from a range of backgrounds to join us to hear more about the challenges that adult carers are facing during this difficult period and discuss the support that North Tyneside Carers’ Centre is offering during this time.

Carers Rights in work: 3pm – 4pm
This session will look at your rights as a carer in work including how to request flexible working arrangements.

Commonsense Confidentiality: 4pm – 5pm 
This session is for carers who support someone with a mental health condition. Paul Nicol from Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust will deliver an information session about Commonsense Confidentiality and how this can empower carers to request the information they need to continue caring.

How to get the best from a Carers’ Wellbeing Assessment: 6pm -7pm 
Join us to find out about Carers’ Wellbeing Assessments and how they could be of benefit to you in your caring role.

To sign up for any of these free sessions on 26th November 2020 please email or call us on 0191 643 2998.

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