Carers from throughout the County Borough flocked to a specialist day where they found out more about rights, support and advice.
Organised by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Carers Support Project, the Carers Rights Day was held at Coleg y Cymoedd in Nantgarw.
Carers Rights Day allowed carers the opportunity to gain information and advice needed to support them in their caring role. This year’s theme was 'rights, advice, support', focusing on ensuring that carers understand their rights and get access to good quality advice that can support them to care.
“Being a carer can sometimes lead to feelings of loneliness and isolation but here in Rhondda Cynon Taf, we want all carers to know they are not alone and that there are many services and networks out there which can help emotionally and practically with the caring responsibility.
“As a Council we appreciate that all carers have different needs and concerns and the talks and workshops provided Carers with an insight into the range of services on offer. This year’s Carers Rights Day was another successful event and we hope it brought much needed support and information to those who need it the most.”
The Carers Rights Day included talks and workshops by Jessica Eades on Telecare, David Watkins of Cwm Taf Health Board on Carers Measures and Claire Hughes of the Carers and Service Users Involvement in Training (which helps carers get involved in the recruitment and training of staff).
Visitors also saw the excellent Young Carers “Flashmob” which took place earlier in the year to widespread acclaim online.
For further information on your rights as a carer, contact Freephone CarersLine 0808 100 1801 or email firstname.lastname@example.org