Carers Rights Day – Friday 30th November
There are approximately 100,000 unpaid carers in Norfolk. That is 100,000 people who are looking after family members and friends. People who are trying to juggle the demands of their caring role with their own lives.
Carers Matter Norfolk is promoting and supporting Carers Rights Day on Friday 30th November. Come along to meet your local CMN Carer Connector and find out about your rights as a carer, be it information about Carers Allowance, Respite, Employment Support and much more.
Seven thousand carers completed the State of Caring Survey 2018 across the UK. It states that only one in ten of carers feel confident that the support they receive and rely upon will continue. Here at Carers Matter Norfolk we aim to support carers throughout their journey. Carer Connectors can talk you through your right to have a carer’s assessment, your right to complain and your right to have a voice.
There will also be an opportunity to sign up to Carers Matter Norfolk and Carers Voice. Carers and their families will have the chance to find out more about volunteer opportunities within Voluntary Norfolk as well as the new Better Together Norfolk service, which aims to combat social isolation across the county.
On Friday 30th there will be Carer Connectors from the CMN Community Support Team at the following locations across the county:
Morrison’s Supermarket 5A Holt Rd, Cromer NR27 9EB, 10am-12pm
Thetford Garden Centre, Kilverstone, Thetford IP24 2RL, 10.30am to 12.30pm
Cherry Lane Garden Centre, Ipswich Rd, Pulham Market IP21 4XP, 9.30am-3.00pm
Asda Norwich Superstore, Drayton High Road, Hellesdon NR6 5DT, 9am-12.30pm
Sainsbury’s Brazen Gate, Norwich NR1 3RX, 1.30pm-5pm
The Louise Hamilton Centre, James Paget Hospital, Lowestoft Road, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth NR31 6LA 10.30am-3pm
Kings Lynn Methodist Church, London Road, Kings Lynn, 10am-1pm
For more information on events or for general advice and support in your caring role please do call the Carers Matter Norfolk Advice Line which is open 8am-8pm Monday-Friday, 4-8pm on Saturdays and 8am-12pm on Sundays. The number is 0800 083 1148 and it is a completely FREE service.