Do you look after someone? There’s an event all York carers should know about

Many carers are missing out on essential benefits and support. Photograph: Carers UK
10 Nov 2015 @ 9.25 pm
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York carers event

New Earswick Folk Hall

Tues Nov 17

More info: York Carers Centre website

Email York Carers Centre here

Or call 01904 715490

It’s estimated that there are more than 18,000 carers in York alone, with around 1,300 under the age of 18.

And many residents looking after a disabled, older or seriously-ill loved one may be missing out on vital benefits and support.

Ahead of Carers Rights Day you can find out more by attending a special event organised by York Carers Centre on November 17.

The day will feature games and activities, such as a raffle, curling and bingo, and lunch will be provided. There will be a talk by Be Independent with a chance to ask questions.

Carole Zagrovic, Chief Executive of York Carers Centre, said:

It’s vital that we reach out to the thousands of carers in York and let them know about their rights and the support they could be entitled to.

We will be able to provide carers with important advice and information to make sure they know how to get the financial and practical support they need, when they need it.

York Carers Centre is one of hundreds of organisations across the UK taking part in Carers Rights Day – a national awareness day on November 20 organised by charity Carers UK.

The aim of the day is to reach out to the 6.5 million people in the UK who care for an older, seriously-ill or disabled loved one, informing them of the rights, benefits and the services they are entitled to.

This includes benefits, such as Carer’s Allowance, short breaks and access to equipment and technology which can help them in their caring role.