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Carers Rights Day - Thursday 26 November 2020

Know your rights  

Carers Rights Day is a campaign run by Carers UK every year to raise awareness about the rights and needs of carers and of the support and help that is available to them. 

Carers UK writes: 

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.

In Reading, TuvIDA Carers Hub is offering online events on Thursday 26th November & Friday 27th 2020

For further information, please contact TuVIDA on 0118 324 7333 or alternatively, you can email berkshirehub@tuvida.org

Thursday 26th November

Virtual : Marie Quinn from M2M Solicitor’s will be discussing the following topics:

11.00 – 11.30am Employment rights, including flexible working and reasonable adjustments.

11.30 – 12.00pm Housing Benefit, including bedroom tax.

12.00 - 12.30pm Tenancies, including assignment and succession.

12.30 – 1.00pm Going to court and appointing a litigation friend

Join via the Zoom Meeting link below: 

https://zoom.us/j/93195623667?pwd=bkNrNXh6TS9aZ2VXRVhHWnZrMDNmQT09

Meeting ID: 931 9562 3667

Passcode: 582352

Virtual: Sham Baig - Team Manager at the funding offices team will be discussing The Care Act

2:00 - 3:00 pm This will be a presentation covering Direct Payments and your rights to an assessment and what this entails. There will be an opportunity to ask questions but please note that Sham is unable to discuss individual cases

Join via Zoom Meeting link below:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87304562112?pwd=WTIwMFk1enYwUnhkRTFRRzd0NjhEZz09

Meeting ID: 873 0456 2112
Passcode: 257068

Virtual: Veronique Muhammad will be discussing digital resources available to carers.

3:00 - 4:00 pm - Digital resources can help find targeted information, build networks of support, develop personal resilience and manage care more effectively.

Join via Zoom Meeting link below:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87562091130?pwd=NXFLcWNyeTJieWVLWDR3QXJuT05FQT09

Meeting ID: 875 6209 1130
Passcode: 369281

Friday 27th November - additional session due to popular demand

Virtual: Colin Morris at the Department of Work & Pensions

11 am - 1 pm - Colin is a Partner Advisor at the Department of Work and Pensions and has over 30 years of knowledge and experience.  He will be covering topics including, furlough, redundancies, pensions, benefits and your rights as a carer.  

Join via Zoom Meeting below:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83060998590?pwd=WlkycjFZb3pWSkVKNElWOGVPcVRndz09

Meeting ID: 830 6099 8590
Passcode: 249928