Carers celebrate across East Sussex this Carers Rights Day
East Sussex was abuzz with activity on Friday 30 November, this year’s Carers Rights Day 2018.
We’ve gathered together some of the highlights of the day below.
Thank you to every one of you who took part in , whether it be attending an event, sharing a photo, printing a poster, giving a donation, liking a social media post – it all helps spread the word about the need to support and inform unpaid carers across East Sussex about the rights they are entitled to.
So, from Care for the Carers, the Carers Centre for East Sussex here’s a great big THANKYOU!
Here’s a little taste of what everyone got up to…
Amy and Cally from Care for the Carers decorated our very own Christmas tree at Eastbourne Christmas Market – pop along before the end of December to read the poems that adorn the tree.
Eastbourne Hailsham and Seaford Clinicial Commissioning Group
‘Super-selfie’ for ,CarersRightsDay (actual selfie not possible – no one had long enough arms)! Every day, 6000 people become carers for someone who couldn’t manage without them. We’re a carer-friendly employer with lots of support in place for colleagues who are also carers ?? pic.twitter.com/q9y63qw1eI
— NHS EHS CCG (@EastHailSeaCCG) November 30, 2018
MP Stephen Lloyd, Eastbourne Deputy Mayor Kathy Ballard, alongside The Beacon, Sainsbury’s and Care for the Carers staff in Eastbourne:
Wealden Dementia Action Alliance
Older people and their carers enjoyed a special ,dementia friendly film screening of ,whitechristmas today in ,Ninfield in support of ,Carersrightsday @Care4theCarers Find the next Wealden Dementia Action Alliance event here: https://t.co/EUvKAwAicH ,WeCare pic.twitter.com/STKr9LCUg5 — Wealden District (@wealdendistrict) November 30, 2018
Care for the Carers on the wireless
Care for the Carers CEO, Jennifer Twist made a few radio appearances to highlight all the activities taking place in the area, including speaking with Hailsham FM – take a listen, below.
Excellent to meet ?@neil_povey? this morning & chat about carers, their rights and the challenges that come with the territory. Even got to choose some tunes ?? A great way to celebrate carers in our community ,CarersRightsDay @hailshamfm? ?@Care4theCarers? pic.twitter.com/XOec7YDQn4
— Jennifer Twist (@jennifer_twist) November 27, 2018
Wearing red for Carers Rights Day
The Acute Mental Health team in Hastings put on a series of events to highlight the rights of carers and how vital it is that they receive support in their role:
Carers Awareness day! We support you ?? ,red ,hastingsfamily @Care4theCarers @CarersUK @ChristineHenham @withoutstigma @AbbeyWa03666069 @castle_ward @StRaphaelWard1 pic.twitter.com/QaBTB76P1Z — Tracy Albrow – Urgent Care Services in Hastings (@AlbrowTracy) November 30, 2018
Heringtons tea parties in aid of young adult carers
, which supports Care for the Carers as its Charity of the Year, held a tea break at each of its five branches across the county. Funds raised went towards 30 Christmas goody bags for young adult carers in East Sussex. What a lovely idea!
Goody bags for young adult carers are full to the brim below, plus carers in Hastings enjoy an Italian meal with the Mayor of Hastings, Nigel Sinden. Rachel and Rob, Carer Support Workers, held a Facebook Q&A on Carers Rights Day. And a youngster in Hastings enjoys a treat at a Heringtons tea party. We were also joined by Sainsbury’s in The Beacon shopping centre in Eastbourne:
Huw Merriman MP on social media
Bexhill and Battle MP Huw Merriman shared posters on his social media profiles to help raise awareness among carers
— Huw Merriman (@HuwMerriman) November 30, 2018
Campaigning for a better deal
Carers took part in a campaigning workshop earlier in the week, facilitated by Ramzi from Carers Trust, of which we are a network partner. Here’s the group saluting Carers Rights Day!
CPJ Field across the county
A local funeral directors firm has been getting behind carers rights from each of its local branches:
A selection of some of the other events across the county and supportive tweets:
See you next year!
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