About Carers Rights Day

Whether you are a new carer or have been caring for someone for a while, we believe that it’s important that you understand your rights and are able to access the support that is available to you as soon as you need it. Each year, Carers Rights Day helps us:

  • ensure carers are aware of their rights
  • let carers know where to get help and support
  • raise awareness of the needs of carers.

The theme for Carers Rights Day 2020 is 'Know Your Rights'

Join us on Thursday 26 November for Carers Rights Day, our program is full of informative talks to help you ‘Know your rights’ as a carer

 (using zoom voice and video calling - see bottom of page for details)

10am

10.45am

Understanding Direct Payments

A helpful information session, in ‘easy speak’ with Warrington Borough Council, about what direct payments are and how they can be used.

Sarah Branwood; WBC Carer Support Team 

11am

11.45am

The Care Act—what does it mean for carers?

Improve your understanding of what the Care Act 2014 is and how it affects you as a carer.

Susan Cassapi (Wired Adult Service Manager) 

12pm

12.45pm

 

Carers Disability Rights and Concessions

Dave Thompson MBE DL, Chief Executive,                                                Warrington Disability Partnership 

1pm

1.45pm

Wired Hospital Discharge Co-Ordinator & Healthwatch

Q&A on GPs, hospital & social care

Julie Howson (Wired) and Claire Screeton (Healthwatch) 

2pm

2.45pm

Thinking about Mental Capacity: what it means

Find out what the term ‘Mental Capacity’ means, how it is assessed, what the outcomes can be and how it can affect you as a carer.

Susan Cassapi (Wired Adult Service Manager) 

3pm

4pm

'Stop, Breathe and Let Go' Meditation Session

Lynsey McGrath; Therapist

How to register for the sessions

Call us on 01925 633492 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the registration details to our Zoom session. Telephone line open 9am-4pm Monday to Friday, email bookings can be made at any time - once we have received your email we will respond with confirmation and the link to access the event.

Once you receive your registration and enter your details for the session you will be placed in a waiting room where the host will grant assess, we will be limiting the participants on each session so come early to avoid disappointment:

Using Zoom

In the past months our way of communicating and living has changed dramatically. We are also trying to find ways of engaging with carers virtually/online, using the internet to keep on supporting you in this difficult time. So with that in mind we are still holding Carers Rights Day - Know your Rights'’ and have lots of sessions for you to join in.

 

As Zoom is new to us all, we do have a few guidelines to follow.

Please read these before requesting to attend the sessions

These guidelines are to ensure that everyone that joins our virtual sessions have a good experience. Please read through these and try to abide by them throughout the session.

  1. If you are not speaking in the session, please make sure to keep your microphone muted so it does not interfere with everyone's audio.
  2. There should be limited outside distractions during our session (i.e., there should not be other people or animals around you, or anything too distracting on the walls – inappropriate posters, etc. while in the session).
  3. All background noise should be kept to a minimum during the session (i.e., TV sound, radios, dogs barking, etc.). Try to be in a quiet environment.
  4. Position your camera properly. If you choose to use a web camera, be sure it is in a stable position and focused at eye level, if possible.
  5. Be respectful of others while they are talking. Stay off your phones, other devices, and social media to respect others in the session.
  6. When you have a question or something you'd like to say, you can use the raise hand function located in the Participant panel.
  7. Identify yourself before you start to speak, please state your name so we know who is talking. Everyone might not recognize your voice.
  8. Speak slowly and clearly. Please try not to talk over another speaker. If there are multiple participants, people tend to talk at the same time – making conversations extremely difficult to understand. Try to speak one at a time so that we can follow your point in its entirety.
  9. NO screen shots or pictures are to be taken during a session without express permission from everyone in the session.
  10. Your session will be ended if you use offensive or racist language. You will not be allowed to join any other session with us

If you have any questions; about any of the guidelines or if you think of any guidelines that should also be included, please let us know before the session starts.

 

 

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