District backs Carers Rights Day

To mark Carers Rights Day today, November 25, Harrogate-based charity Carers' Resource is raising awareness of the help on offer for carers through a new poster campaign.

Friday, 25th November 2016, 3:19 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 2:40 pm
Carers' Resource staff
Carers' Resource staff

The posters have been distributed across the district to libraries, GP surgeries and community centres.

Director of Carers’ Resource, Chris Whiley, said: “We hope the poster campaign will reach out to those who may not realise they are a carer, as well as spreading the word within local communities and encourage people to get in touch.

"Having the right information at the right time can make a huge difference when you’re looking after someone. We’re here to help make the carer’s journey is a positive one by giving tailored and appropriate support along the way.

"Carers’ Rights Day helps to raise the profile of carers nationally and locally, as well as giving us the opportunity to promote the fact carers are entitled to support, have rights to access that support, and reminding people that we’re here to help. For us, carers are our focus every day."

Harrogate Advertiser reader Hazel Griffiths is passionate about raising awareness of carers rights.

She said: “I’m a carer myself and being a carer can be very isolating. It is important to know what your rights are and to know that support and help is available, and I would encourage people to have a look at Carers Rights Day packs.”

To read about carers rights, visit: www.carersuk.org/news-and-campaigns/carers-rights-day