Sharing Good Practice on Carers Rights Day

On Carers’ Rights Day we hosted a variety of workshops to provide information and examples of best practice to professionals who undertake Carers’ Assessments.

The workshops were well attended with professionals from North Tyneside Council, local hospitals, CCG’s and many more organisations from across North Tyneside present at the sessions, which took place here at the Centre.

We were one of hundreds of organisations across the UK taking part in Carers Rights Day. Carers Rights Day is an annual national awareness campaign organised by the charity Carers UK, which aims to reach as many of the 6.5 million carers in the UK as possible with information about their rights and the financial and practical help they are entitled to; including benefits, such as Carer’s Allowance, breaks and access to equipment and technology which can help them in their caring role.

This year we encouraged professionals to think about how caring might affect a person now and in the future and what support they might need. Our primary aim was to help professionals get a better understanding of Carers’ Assessments, however we also shared some of our success stories and information about how our services can support a carers’ health and wellbeing.

Julie King, Adult Carers’ Service Manager, said: “Figures released for Carers Rights Day show two thirds of UK adults can expect to care unpaid for a loved one in their lifetime. We are delighted that so many professionals came along to share good practice and demonstrate their commitment to supporting carers in North Tyneside.”