Join us for Carers Rights Day – Thursday 26th November, 10am – 5pm
10.00 – Welcome & Introduction to Carers Rights Day
The Mayor of Islington
The Mayor of Islington, Councillor Janet Burgess, will be welcoming everyone to Carers Rights Day.
Islington Carers Hub
Ismail Bahriyeli will be talking about the key issues we’ve been hearing about from our clients and presenting the support available for carers (18 yrs +) through Islington Carers Hub (delivered by Age UK Islington).
Centre 404 will be giving an insight into our support for people with learning disabilities or autism and their families.
Centre 404 will sharing a power point presentation on Zoom at 11:15am Carers rights information session – to book contact Emily – Emilyb@centre404.org.uk
Employment rights and advice when juggling work and caring responsibilities – to book contact Eva – Evaw@centre404.org.uk
This webinar will provide an overview of statutory and contractual rights at work whilst a carer
We will talk about your right to request flexible working hours and the law , requesting time off in emergencies and the right to parental leave.
We will briefly discuss the Equality Act 2010 and your right to protection from discrimination
3:30pm Stretch and Relax Yoga Session with Rebecca
Carers Hub Islington and Age UK
Many Islington residents who look after, or provide much needed support to a partner, friend or relative, don’t think of themselves as unpaid carers. To be a carer, you don’t necessarily need to be providing practical support, such as helping someone to dress or to eat, you can also be helping with things like getting shopping and supplies, cleaning or arranging for bills to be paid. You might simply be at the end of a phone to help your loved one sort things out in their day to day life, or to provide emotional support. You don’t need to be living with someone to be an unpaid carer.
If this sounds like you, do join us for Carers Rights Day! Or if you know someone who is providing unpaid care for a loved one, do let them know about the day.
Islington Carers Hub is going to be running a series of hourly information sessions, invaluable to carers to help them to get to know their rights. This includes their rights when it comes to certain things to do with housing, financial support, taking a break and more. Also to get to know about the support available in the borough for carers and their cared for.
Click here for Age Uk Islington Carers Hub activities and events for the day.