Carers Rights Day is about raising awareness of carers’ rights and entitlements, to help carers get the support they need.
Carers need to know their rights wherever they are in their caring journey. On Carers Rights Day, NEWCIS aim to empower carers with information and support, helping them to feel confident asking for what they need and to challenge things when their rights are not being met.
Claire Sullivan, NEWCIS CEO, said “Here at NEWCIS we’re joining with many organisations across the country to help and support carers know their rights and use the knowledge and information we can provide to support carers in their caring roles.
If you are new to a caring role or had many years of caring we are here to help, your right to a carers assessment is a statutory one and we can provide this for you or if you prefer, refer you to social services.
Do you juggle work and care? Do you struggle to gain the professional support you need with health and social care services? NEWCIS can help, our website has lots of information that will help you; go to www.newcis.org.uk/services“
Pop along to one of our drop-in sessions throughout the week to speak to one of our Wellbeing Officers and find out more about the support and information that is available to you as an unpaid carer. View our full schedule of events below or click here to open in a new tab.CRDay Schedule NEWCIS
The Commissioning Officer for Carers in Denbighshire says: “Carers Rights Day is about celebrating the significant contribution that unpaid carers make. Many carers don’t recognise themselves as unpaid carers and have no expectation or awareness of the support available, only seeking help when they are in crisis. There is advice and support available (below).”
Denbighshire Single Point of Access (SPoA) 0300 456 1000 or go to https://www.denbighshire.gov.uk/en/health-and-socialcare/spoa.aspx
North East Wales Carers Information Service (NEWCIS) 01352 752525 or go to www.newcis.org.uk
Children’s and Families Support Gateway: 01824 712200 or email@example.com
WCD Young Carers https://www.wcd.cymru/
“On Carers Rights Day, I pay tribute to NEWCIS: one of the largest providers of carer services in Wales. NEWCIS is a valuable local partner that offers much-needed support to those who selflessly dedicate themselves to others as an unpaid carer. As a former social worker and nurse, I am acutely aware of the vital role that carers play in society and they deserve our support. They are our unsung heroes, as are NEWCIS who I have worked with on too many occasions to count, both as a social worker and nurse.
“I have long campaigned for Wrexham Council to introduce a Wrexham-based carers strategy, and while I am pleased that the local authority announced a new Unpaid Carers Development Officer earlier this year, there is more work to be done to ensure that our carers receive the support that they need and deserve. Worryingly, many unpaid carers make the mistake of not identifying as carers. They therefore miss out on vital information and support. If this applies to you, I would strongly encourage you to contact NEWCIS Wrexham on 01978 423114.” – Sarah Atherton MP for Wrexham.
Flintshire County Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Social Services, Councillor Christine Jones, says: “Many of us living in our communities look after someone close who could not manage otherwise. These carers make a significant contribution to society and anyone of any age can be a carer whether it’s a young person supporting a disabled parent or an 80-year-old supporting their partner who has dementia. It is vital carers have the financial, practical and workplace support they need which is why we fully support Carers Rights Day in Flintshire. ”
Neil Ayling, Chief Officer for Flintshire County Council added: “Unpaid carers play a vital role in our society by providing care to their loved ones. However, caring can come at a personal and financial cost. We in Flintshire are proud of our partnership working with NEWCIS to provide information, advice, support and innovative services for Flintshire carers and we urge you to pop along to a drop-in session or make contact so we can help you get the support you need.”
For more information about your rights as an unpaid carer and useful links and contacts go to https://www.newcis.org.uk/carers-rights/