Tag Archives : carers

Are you a carer? Find out about support available in Plymouth

Carers in Plymouth are being encouraged to find out about local support available to them as we mark National Carers Week (10 – 16 June 2019). The annual campaign is led by the charity Carers UK and supported by local carers’ organisations to raise awareness of caring, highlight challenges carers face and recognise the contribution […]

Plymouth hits the right note for Carers Week (11 -17 June 2018)

Carers Week in Plymouth comes this year with added music. Plymouth City Council, and Caring for Carers (a partnership between Improving Lives Plymouth and Age UK) are working together to ensure the estimated 29,000 carers in Plymouth know that help is available in the city, and part of this will be a week of events […]

Plymouth celebrates Carers Week

Plymouth is preparing to mark National Carers Week from Monday 12 to Friday 16 June. Across the city, the charity Improving Lives Plymouth are working with services and businesses to provide events and activities for carers and their families to attend. These include creative writing workshops, sea fishing, oral health education, legal advice clinics, afternoon […]

Missing out? Know your rights – Carers Rights Day 25 November 2016

Are you a carer, and do you know your rights? If you are a carer but you don’t know what support you’re entitled to, then Carers Rights Day on Friday 25 November is your opportunity to find out. The theme this year is ‘Missing out? Know your rights as a carer’. Carers Rights Day is […]

Carers Hub and local community come together for Carers Week (6-12 June) 2016

Carers Week is an annual awareness campaign which takes place to celebrate and recognise the vital contribution made by the UK’s 6.5 million carers. It is also a time of intensive local activity with thousands of events planned for carers across the UK. A carer is someone who provides unpaid care and support to a […]

Plymouth prepares for new Care Act

Residents in Plymouth who need care and support will be affected by changes in Government legislation. The Care Act 2014, which comes into effect in April 2015, brings new duties for local authorities, along with new rights for both service users and carers. Under the Care Act, people will be entitled to an assessment for […]

Carers: Know your rights – event in Plymouth 28th November

Carers in Plymouth are being invited to an event to raise awareness of their rights. Every year, more than 2 million people in the UK become carers. It is estimated that up to 29,000 of these support someone in Plymouth. Many struggle to navigate the maze of services and entitlements, and miss out on financial […]

Carers Week 9 to 15 June 2014

Unpaid carers are the unsung heroes who save health and social care around £120bn a year nationally. In Plymouth, more than 27,000 people are unpaid carers, with 42 per cent doing this for more than 20 hours each week, some of whom are children. Many people do not even identify themselves as a carer and […]

Free cream tea for carers

Plymouth Central Library is celebrating Carers Week with a special event on Tuesday 10 June, which will include advice and information for carers, a free cream tea and pampering sessions. Carers Week is a UK-wide annual awareness campaign that aims to improve the lives of carers and the people they care for. Every day, 6,000 […]