Join us for Carers Rights Day!
We do hope you can join us for this special online Carers Rights Day on Thursday, 26 November. Whether you are a new carer or have been caring for someone for a while, it’s important that you understand your rights as a carer and are able to access the support that is available to you as soon as you need it.
We’re going to be bringing partners together to share information with you and other Islington carers in a series of free sessions for this special day.
Join by Zoom or by Phone
You can join online via Zoom or by phone. If by Zoom, just click the relevant links to book and we’ll send you the relevant Zoom link(s). If by phone, just call us on 020 7281 6018 and we’ll give you the phone number and ID code.
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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 their support for people with learning disabilities or autism and their families.
11.00 – Carers & Mental Health
Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust
Carers play an important role in supporting people who use Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust services. Carers provide both emotional and practical support which can help others to live a more rewarding and independent life. If you provide help or support for a relative, friend of partner who has mental health problems then you are a carer. C&I is committed in making sure that as a carer:
- Your views are heard
- You get the support that you need
- You get all the necessary information that you may need
12.00 – Housing-Related Issues Affecting Carers
Keniston Housing Association
Sharing practical housing advice specifically for carers:
- Housing lettings policies involving carers
- Inheritance issues faced by carers living in rented accommodation where the cared for person dies
- Options for moving home
- Carers and Housing Benefit/Universal Credit
- Priority repairs during Covid
13.00 – Fun Online Fitness Session
Ageless Grace is fun fitness for all. Exercise to upbeat music and work at your own ability. There’s nothing choreographed and nothing to learn or remember, and it’s all from sitting. At the same time, it activates 5 functions of the brain – analytical, strategic, kinaesthetic learning, memory/recall, creativity and imagination.
15.00 – Emotional Resilience
Emotional Resilience is the ability to adapt to stressful situations, and cope with life’s ups and downs. The Recovery College is going to be talking to us about “Tea and Talk”. This is a new series of co-produced talks about mental wellbeing with the C&I Recovery College. The talks are designed to promote openness around mental health and to encourage people to start thinking about how we better address our own needs.
16.00 – Lasting Power of Attorney & Future Planning
Gentle Dusk & Age UK Islington
Find out why it’s so important to set up Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), as a carer, and what you can do to put one in place. Lasting Powers of Attorney are legal documents that allow you to appoint one of more people to help you make decisions or to make decisions on your behalf.
Don’t put it off organising Lasting Power of Attorney until tomorrow! Join us for practical advice and the opportunity to get answers to your questions, so you’ll be equipped with the “know-how” to get this organised!
Virtual Information Stalls
You can also browse our Virtual Information Stalls to get an idea of support other organisations in the borough can provide.
New to Zoom and online events?
If you’re new to online meetings, we can help you to try out a Zoom meeting in advance of the day. Let us know when you book.
We look forward to meeting you online for these valuable information sessions. Any questions, feel free to email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.