Join Us! Carers Rights Day 2022
On Thursday 24th November from 9.00 -12.30, Prama will be running a Carers Information Day Event for all carers to come along, meet others in similar situations, explore exhibit stands with information and services to help carers, free refreshments throughout the day, and lots of freebies to take home.
This Carers Information Day Event is a way for local unpaid carers to be able to benefit from help and advice, and to ensure that carers are aware of their rights.
"Carers need to know their rights wherever they are in their caring journey: whether they are in the workplace, in a healthcare setting, when interacting with professionals or at home. This Carers Rights Day, we want to empower carers with information and support, so they can feel confident asking for what they need. We also want carers to know how to challenge things when their rights are not being met." - Carers UK
Prama offer specific services, tailored to Carers, to find out how we can help you as a carer, please call the team on 01202 207329 to talk through your situation. All calls are treated confidentially, and if we aren’t the right solution for you, we will try our best to signpost you to other support or help.
"My befriender helps me to feel more normal, especially when I know I can share my caring role with her because she has experience caring for her own mum who has Alzheimer’s. Talking to someone else makes me feel that I am in not in it alone."
FOCUS - Friends Offering People who are Cared-for, living in the BCP area, a level of Understanding and Support.
Befriending - FOCUS provides you, as a carer, the opportunity to talk and focus on you. Our Befriending volunteers are recruited for their listening and communication skills. We can match you up with a fully trained volunteer befriender with similar interests to chat with on a regular basis on the phone or face to face, offering friendship and a sounding board.
Mentoring - If you are new to caring or your circumstances are changing, we can also support you with a volunteer mentor, who are existing or former carers. They can offer you guidance, provide you with useful information and advice or their personal experience for your future caring role.