Do you care for someone? Do you know your rights?
A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member for one of the following reasons:
· Mental health problem
Carers Rights Day is on the 20th November and raises awareness of the needs of carers with the public, decision makers and professionals, helping us realise our vision of a society that respects, values and supports carers.
Carers Count are a charity based organisation offering a one stop shop for unpaid adult carers in Kirklees; they can provide information and advice with a wide range of issues. We have invited Carers Count to be at the Waterfront Atrium on the 19th November 11am – 3pm offering information, advice and support to both students and staff – please feel free to pop along and have a chat or take away further information.
Moving forward there will be weekly drop-ins by Carers Count at the Huddersfield and Dewsbury Centres on a fortnightly basis on Thursdays from 12pm – 3pm in the Wellbeing Centres. This drop in is open to both staff and students (17+) to access advice, support or information.
Any further information or enquiries regarding this then please contact Emma Townsend – Student Support Team Leader on extension 7224 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Future dates for drop ins:
- DC - 26th Nov
- HC - 3rd Dec