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Caring for Our Carers

TAKING CARE OF OUR CARERS

 

Bedford Borough Council is hosting a carers forum, on behalf of the Bedford Borough Carers Partnership Board, which will take place on Friday 29 November, in the Harpur Suite, from 10am - midday.  The aim of the event is to inform carers of the rights, benefits and services they are entitled to.

 

The date of the forum coincides with the national campaign, Carers Rights Day.

 

The occasion will provide scope for carers to network together while gathering information on such topics as to how the current welfare reform changes may affect them as individuals, their eligibility to benefits, and details on the technology that is available which may assist them in their caring roles.  Attendees will also be able to find out about the Council’s new Carers Emergency Plan Scheme that will launch on the day.

 

Cllr Colleen Atkins, Executive Member for Adults Services at Bedford Borough Council, said:  “Carers perform a crucial role to those they care for and we want to make sure they receive everything they are entitled to.

 

Carers Rights Day aims to make carers aware of different kinds of practical support that could support them to care.

 

The Carers’ Forum on Friday 29 November will be a great opportunity to share and raise awareness of ongoing information, support and advice available to carers of all ages and circumstances. We will provide vital information and advice to anyone looking after an older, disabled or ill family member, friend or neighbour to make sure they have access to financial, emotional and practical support.”

 

 

For further information, or details on how to book a place contact, Anona Hoyle, on  01234 718345 or email Anona via anona.hoyle@bedford.gov.uk alternatively, visit

www.bedford.gov.uk/forum

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