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Carers Rights Day 2017

Looking after the people who care for our service users will be the focus of staff across Greater Manchester MentCarers Rights Day 2017al Health NHS Foundation Trust on Carers Rights Day, Friday 24 November 2017.

Staff will be holding events for carers, friends and families of service users on wards and outpatient units across the city.

Carers Rights Day is a campaign Carers UK, which aims to bring organisations across the UK together to help carers know their rights and find out how to get the help and support they need.

This year Carers UK have launched a series of resources ranging from online financial planning to guides about self-advocacy and carer assessments.

You can access all these resources here.

Here is a list of events taking place across GMMH on Friday 24 November.

  • Carer champions at the Discovery Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service are hosting a know your rights coffee morning from 10.30am St Wilfrid's Building, Fox Street, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2AB.
  • Staff at Braeburn House, Charles Street, Salford, M6 7DU will be welcoming carers, families and friends of service users for coffee and cake from 10am.
  • A coffee cake and information afternoon is taking place on the MacColl Ward in the Meadowbrook  Unit, Salford Royal Hospital, Salford, Greater Manchester, M6 8HG from 2pm to 4pm
  • Carers, friends and families of service users are welcome to join staff for coffee and cake on Acacia Ward at Park House, North Manchester General Hospital, Delaunays Road, Crumpsall, Manchester, M8 5RB, from 10am to 12noon and 2pm to 4pm.

For more information about Carer’s Rights Day please visit www.carersuk.org/news-and-campaigns/carers-rights-day.

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