Carers Rights Day 2018 Carers Rights Day is held annually as an opportunity for organisations to raise awareness and help carers in their local community know their rights as a carer. We love to support and get involved with Carers Rights Day every year! Having the right information at the right time can be crucial. Our drop in sessions held today (Friday 30th) at our Denbighshire and Flintshire offices were full of information for carers from NEWCIS and other organisations. Thank you to everyone who joined us - we hope you found it useful and feel a bit more knowledgeable about your rights and where to seek support. Statistics NEWCIS has over 13,000 carers registered to the service across three counties (Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham) 61% of carers in Wales said they had suffered physical ill health as a result of caring (State of Caring Report 2018) Half of carers that responded to the State of Caring Report 2018 said that they expected their quality of life to get worse within the next 12 months 40% of unpaid carers had not had a break in over a year (State of Caring Report 2018). If you are registered with NEWCIS, you can access a short break at Llys Awelon and Llys Eleanor with our Carer Well-Being Project. Get in touch with us on 01352 752525 to find out more about carer breaks. Caring For Your Future This years theme for Carers Rights Day is 'Caring For Your Future'. Did you know that we have an electrical fire safety scheme where registered NEWCIS carers can swap their old/faulty electrical household items for brand new ones! Get more information here. Carers Stories Caring can be challenging yet rewarding; you are not alone. Read some of our carers stories here. "NEWCIS has helped me so much in such a short amount of time; the service is fantastic. I have become part of a community in area which I was new to."