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Carers offered advice and support at annual event

By Mercury reporter

Rutland County Council is inviting carers in the area to attend its annual Carers Rights Day event later this month.

The aim of the free drop-in event is to provide support for local carers and help them to understand their rights.

Carers Rights Day is an opportunity to speak to a range of health and social care professionals and meet local voluntary organisations which can support you to care for your future needs.

A carers event is taking place on November 30
A carers event is taking place on November 30

Massages, mini manicures and art therapy will also be available at the event, which is being supported by Age UK, Dementia UK, Carers UK and the Rutland Community Wellbeing Service.

Councillor Alan Walters, portfolio holder for Adult Social Care and Health at Rutland County Council said: “Most community healthcare takes place at home, which is why the role of carer is so important.

"However, becoming a carer is often unplanned, so having the right information at the right time can make all the difference.

“At this event, we want to help carers plan for the future by making them aware of their rights and letting them know where they can get support should they need help or advice.

"If you’re a local carer, I’d encourage you to come along to the event and find out more.”

The event takes place on November 30 from between the hours of 10.00am and 1.00pm.

For more information, or if you would like to find out more about the services and support available for carers in Rutland, please call 01572 722 577 or email enquiries@rutland.gov.uk.

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