A special event for carers is being held in Wolverhampton on Wednesday (29 November, 2017) to mark this year's Carer's Rights Day.

Open to all informal carers - people who care for a friend or relative in an unpaid capacity - the information drop in session has been organised by the City of Wolverhampton Council's Carer Support Team and takes place at Wednesfield Community Hub on Well Lane from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

People will be able to find out about the help and support available for carers and the person they look after in Wolverhampton. There will be a number of exhibitors and information available from a range of organisations.

Councillor Sandra Samuels OBE, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Adults, said: "This special Carers Rights Day event is an excellent opportunity for carers to find out more about the help that is available to them here in Wolverhampton from our Carer Support Team and other agencies.

"I'd also encourage anyone who is caring for a friend or relative to get in touch with our Carer Support Team, and if they haven't already, to make sure their GP is aware of their caring role as this will enable them to access a range of advice and services to support them."

The Carer Support Team offers support for informal carers across the city including information, advice and guidance on a range of issues including benefits, emotional support, carer services and support groups.

For more information, please call 01902 553409, visit the Carer Support Team offices at Blossoms Fold, Wolverhampton, email carer.support@wolverhampton.gov.uk or log on to Type=articles;Articleid=2713;Title=Adult social care;.

For more details about Carers Rights Day, please visit the Carers UK Type=links;Linkid=6672;Title=website;Target=_blank;.

  • released: Friday 24 November, 2017