Carers living in the East Riding are reminded that they are invited to pop into the East Riding Carers Support Service this Friday (20 November) for a chat and a cuppa to mark Carers Rights Day.
Carers Rights Day, on 20 November, is an annual event aimed at bringing organisations across the UK together to help carers know their rights and find out more about how to get the help and support they are entitled to.
This year’s event is focused on how having the correct information at the right time can make a huge difference when a person is looking after someone.
To mark this year’s event the East Riding Carers Support Service has invited those wanting to find out more about the services and support available to carers to call into their premises on Wednesday Market, in Beverley between 10am-4pm for a cuppa, piece of cake and a chat.
There is an estimated 3,700 carers that are registered with the East Riding Carers Support Service, and an estimated 38,000 ‘hidden’ unregistered carers in the area.
Councillor Richard Harrap, the council’s portfolio holder for adult and carer services said:
“Carers make an invaluable contribution to the lives of those they care for so it is equally as important that they have the right information available to them at the right time.”
“This enables carers to continue in their caring role and to continue with the right help and support they are entitled to.”
“Caring for a loved one can be incredibly tough at times but the East Riding Carers Support Service is here to help, give advice and support carers locally so I would encourage anyone wanting to find out more to call in for a friendly chat on Friday.”