Carers Rights Day

Carers Rights Day, 25 November 2021

Join us for Carers Rights Day!

We hope you can join us for our online Carers Rights Day on Thursday, 25 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 annual event. 

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 3319 and we’ll give you the phone number and ID code. Do note that Zoom phone calls are charged at local rates, so please contact your phone provider to check your rates.


Programme
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09.30 – Welcome by Islington Mayor and Introduction to Islington Carers Hub
Mayor of Islington, Cllr Troy GallagherFind out about how to get a carers assessment, carers support groups and more about the practical, financial & emotional support that you can access. Islington Carers Hub can take the time to find out your needs as a carer and those of your cared-for. The Mayor of Islington will be welcoming us all to the day.
Presented by Islington Mayor, Cllr Troy Gallagher, and Islington Carers Hub 

Book the Welcome & Introduction Session

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9.30 – 12-Minute Workout for Carers with Mr. Motivator
Mr MotivatorCarers UK and Age UK Islington are hosting a special online Carers Rights Day session with Mr. Motivator! Mr. Motivator will lead a 12-minute workout for a positive start to your day followed by an opportunity to ask him your fitness and wellbeing questions.

Book the 12-Minute Workout with Mr. Motivator

10.00 –  Mood Booster Workshop
Techniques to improve your mood and motivation. Learn ways to overcome barriers to exercise and get started!
Presented by iCope 

Book the Mood Booster Workshop

11.00 – Making Employment Work 
Discuss balancing work and training while caring, flexible work opportunities and how to gain new skills & confidence while caring.
Presented by the Working for Carers Project, Camden Carers.

Book the Making Employment Work Session

12.30 – A Carefree Break from Caring
Find out about short breaks for carers available at hotels across the UK, eligibility, how to apply and a carer’s experience.
Presented by Carefree.  

Book the Carefree Break from Caring Session

13.30 – Self-Care Support for Carers
Caring is demanding! Consider your health & wellbeing needs and get an intro about how to develop & maintain a self-care routine.
Presented by the Behaviour Change Team, Whittington Health.

Book the Self-Care Support for Carers Session

14.30 – Let’s Talk about Dementia!
Get a brief insight into dementia and find out how Dementia UK and Admiral Nurses can help the person diagnosed and their families.
Presented by Dementia UK.

Book the Let’s Talk about Dementia! Session

15.30 – Mindfulness Session for Carers
A taster session introducing techniques on how to be present in the moment and to break away from negative thoughts, reducing stress.
Presented by The Stress Project.

Book the Mindfulness Session


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 info@islingtoncarershub.org.