National Carers Rights Day aims to raise awareness of caring and recognise the contribution carers make to families and communities and to improve the lives of carers and the people they care for. Each year Carers Rights Day brings organisations across the UK together to help carers in their local community know their rights and find out how to get the help and support they are entitled to.
This Carers Rights Day theme is focusing on supporting people to prepare for the future.
As part of their support for Carers Rights Day, West Berkshire Council will be hosting a free drop in event for anyone who provides unpaid care to an adult.
*From 10.30am, an expert in elder law from Irwin Mitchell Solicitors, will be leading a presentation and discussion on the legal issues facing the elderly. The presentation will provide practical guidance to help you to avoid the pitfalls encountered around Powers of Attorney, Deputyships and Wills. An excellent chance for you to ask specific questions about the issues facing you and the individuals for whom you provide care.
*From 11.30am, a Financial Planner, will lead a presentation and discussion on ‘Preparing for care costs in the future’ followed by a Q&A session.
*Please register your interest in attending these presentations with Reading and West Berkshire Carers Hub on 0118 3247333 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A number of other organisations will also be present providing information and advice to support people in their caring role looking after an adult: Crossroads, Reading and West Berkshire Carers Hub, West Berkshire Village Agents, Age UK and West Berkshire Council’s (WBC) Adult Social Care team supported by WBC’s Financial Assessment and Charging team who can advise on the financial assessment process only within West Berkshire Council.