Carers Rights Day – Friday 30th November 2018

Carers Rights Day is a national campaign that brings organisations together to help carers in their local community know their rights and find out how to get the support they are entitled to.

Carers Rights Day - Friday 30th November 2018

Carers Rights Day 2018 takes place on Friday 30 November.

The theme for this year is Caring for Your Future.

Its aims are to:

  1. Make carers aware of their rights
  2. Let carers know where to get help and support
  3. Raise awareness of the needs of carers

How can YOU help carers?

You can help spread the word by sharing posters, social media posts or join in Care for the Carers events (see below).

Join Care for the Carers at an event this Carers Rights Day:

Free Campaigning Workshop: Monday 26 November 2018, 10.30am – 2.30pm

Gain skills to campaign and influence decision makers, and bring about the change you want to see for carers.

Information Morning for Carers: Monday 26 November, 10.30am – 12.30pm

Bring your questions about Welfare Benefits including ESA, PIP, and Universal Credit, from 10.30am – 12.30pm, Headway House, Jackies Lane, Newick BN8 4QX. For more information, contact Tel: 01825 724323.

Living Well with Less Pain eventWednesday 28 November, 10am

Care for the Carers will be hosting an information stand at Uckfield Civic Centre.

Carer Awareness Training: Thursday 29 November, 9am

Free training for all who want to learn about unpaid carers and the impact of caring, the importance of identifying and supporting carers, and carers rights. At Bexhill Town Hall, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN39 3JX. Please book in advance with or call 01323 738390.

Win a car! Friday 30 November, 9am-5pm

Pop by the Care for the Carers stand in the Eastbourne Arndale Shopping Centre (which will soon be renamed ‘The Beacon’) on Carers Rights Day, Friday 30 November, 9am-5pm, to enter the prize draw raffle to win a Suzuki Celerio. As well as the car as first prize in the raffle, 10 lucky people will also win £25 M&S vouchers.

Raffle ticket proceeds go to local charities including Care for the Carers, so you’ll be helping unpaid carers at the same time!

Acute Mental Health Services East Sussex information stands: Friday 30 November, 10am-12noon

Find out more about the support available for carers of people with mental health issues.

  • Chat with the Acute Mental Health Team; Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust at Hastings Kings Centre.
  • Southdown Housing will host an information stand at Sussex Coast College
  • Community Mental Health Team; Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust will host an information stand at Cavendish House, Hastings.

Go Italian in Hastings: Friday 30 November, 1pm

Carers in Hastings! Join Care for the Carers for lunch at The Italian Way on Carers Rights Day – Friday 30 November 2018, at 1pm.

Download posters to put up in your workplace or community

Please print out any of the templates below to share online, in your office, or put up on your community noticeboard, doctor’s surgery or library. Every single poster helps raise awareness of unpaid carers.

You can also take a photo of you and your group holding up the poster and tag Care for the Carers on social media (InstagramTwitterFacebook) using the hashtag #carersrightsday