Council Marks Carers Rights Day 2023
On Carers Rights Day, 23 November 2023, the Vale of Glamorgan Council is hosting a manual handling training event for unpaid carers.
Carers are invited to drop into the event between 10am and 4pm at Unit 5, Business Service Centre, Hood Road, Barry, CF62 5QN, where the Council’s Manual Handling Co-ordinator will be on hand to demonstrate a range of equipment and provide advice on how to move someone safely.
An unpaid carer is someone who provides or intends to provide unpaid care to an adult or disabled child. Every year, Carers UK raise awareness of carers rights through a national Carers Rights Day campaign.
Carers living the Vale can access a range of support via a single point of contact. Through a Carers Assessment, the support worker learns about a carers circumstance and eligible needs before facilitating appropriate services and support.
Vale residents who are looking after someone, can request a Carers Assessment by calling 01446 700111 or emailing C1V@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk.
Councillor Eddie Williams, Vale of Glamorgan Council Cabinet Member for Social Care and Health said: “The Council is passionate about supporting those who care for vulnerable people in the community.
“Carers Rights Day is an opportunity to celebrate inspiring carers across the County, but also to raise awareness of the help and guidance available to unpaid carers.
“This week’s manual handling training drop in is one of many events for carers to talk with professionals about opportunities to enhance their experience in a caring role.”
More information about support for unpaid carers in the Vale is available on the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s website: Information for Unpaid Carers