Self Care Week and Carers Rights Day 2015

Last changed: Thursday 12 November, 2015

Self Care Week 2015

We are running or involved in various events marking Self Care Week in the week 16 – 22 November and Carers Rights Day on Friday 20th November.

Events from Carers’ Resource

Monday 16th November: CReate Open Day

Thursday 19th November: Carers Market Stall – Skipton

Friday 20th November: Baildon Medical Practice – Carers Event

Friday 20th November: Marketplace for Carers and Professionals at our Bradford Office

Other events

Bradford Council website has a list of Self Care Week events in Bradford, Airedale, Craven and Wharfedale.

What is Self Care?

Self Care is about looking after yourself, living a healthy lifestyle and looking at what you can do and want to do, rather than what you can’t do.

It is also about taking responsibility for your own health and wellbeing with the support of the people involved in your care. This could be brushing your teeth regularly, taking medicine when you have a cold, or doing some exercise It is really important to help to keep yourself as well as possible.

What is Carers Rights Day?

Having the right information at the right time can make a huge difference when you are looking after someone.Carers Rights Day

Each year we hold Carers Rights Day to bring organisations across the UK together to help carers in their local community know their rights and find out how to get the help and support they are entitled to.

Making carers aware of their rights.
Every year, more than 2 million people take on a new caring role. Many struggle to navigate the maze of services and entitlements, and miss out on financial and practical support as a result. And it’s not just people who are new to caring – even those who have been caring for years sometimes aren’t aware of all their entitlements.

Letting carers know where to get help and support.
Caring can bring all kinds of challenges. We want every carer to know where to turn for advice, information and support, whether in their local community or online.

Raising awareness of the needs of carers.
Carers Rights Day raises awareness of the needs of carers with the public, decision makers and professionals, helping us realise our vision of a society that respects, values and supports carers.

Visit Carers Uk’s page for more details.