Carers Rights Day is a national awareness raising event, pioneered by Carers UK, which aims to ensure that carers are aware of their rights and know where to get support. We're marking the day with some special activities, in person at the Carers Support Centre and online. We really look forward to seeing you. Here's the line-up for the day:
10am-1pm and 2-4pm: Advice and information drop-in
Collect your free Carers Information Pack and talk to our friendly advice workers about any issues affecting you.
Covid-19 Engagement Service
Pick up free PPE supplies for carers which includes masks, gloves, eye protection, hand sanitiser and aprons.
ONLINE ONLY 10.30-11.30am Connecting Creativity Art Session
Join in with other carers to explore the theme of 'playing with patterns' with any materials you have from home.
Join here (sign up in advance): Croydon Carers Centre Sessions | Stephanie Turner
ONLINE ONLY 11am-12noon Carers Rights Webinar
Our colleagues from South West London Law Centre are hosting a special webinar, using Zoom, which will focus on the rights that working carers have. Topics covered will include:
Join here on the day: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85997099183?pwd=UTJkdzlNTWk3Um0wWElpYW1HeDFIdz09
- Flexible Working Requests (FWR), what to include to maximise the chances of success
- Refusals of FWRs and appeals
- Refusals of FWRs and discrimination
- Time off for carers, taking emergency leave
- Refusal to allow emergency leave or dismissal because of taking it
- Covid and carers wanting to shield due to their caring responsibilities
Meeting ID: 859 9709 9183. Passcode: 304110.
ONLINE ONLY 11am-12noon: Introduction to Mindfulness for Carers
An hour long session to learn some mindfulness techniques and how they might support you in your daily life. Join here on the day: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83916722397
2-3pm: Free flu vaccination session
2-4pm: Carer's Assessment Service
We're being supported by colleagues from Shivas Pharmacy Limited to ensure that any carers (and/or the person you care for) and frontline workers can have their flu jab at the Carers Support Centre. Please note that during this session, vaccinations are only available for people aged 18-65 and the nasal spray is not available. Please ring in advance to book this on 020 8649 9339, option 1 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet members of the team who carry out carer's assessments for carers of adults and young adult carers. This is the chance to have an informal chat about what's involved and how a statutory carer's assessment might be of benefit to you.
2-4pm: Caring and Mental Health
If you are caring for someone with a mental health problem, or struggling with your own mental health come and talk to Mind in Croydon Carers Support Service for confidential information, advice and support.
We ask that any visitors to the Carers Support Centre follow our covid safety measures by socially distancing and wearing a face mask (unless exempt).