Wrexham County Borough Council fund NEWCIS to deliver the carers service across Wrexham, and is working collaboratively to ensure as many carers as possible are reached, supported, and are aware of the rights they have as unpaid carers.

Rights as an unpaid carer

Carers Rights Day (this year held on 25th November) is an annual campaign that aims to raise awareness of unpaid carers rights.

The Coronavirus pandemic has made it more important than ever for unpaid carers to be aware of their rights as access to services and juggling work and care has become much harder. NEWCIS (who provide support for unpaid carers across north east Wales) are committed to supporting carers through these difficulties.

Make Yourself Known

This year the campaign has a new social media hashtag #MakeYourSelfKnown- following the hashtag should make it easier to find more information on carer rights, as well as the chance to explore events and activities associated with the hashtag.

NEWCIS get behind the campaign every year; and aim to empower carers with timely information and support.

Whether you are a new carer or have been caring for someone for a while, it is important that you understand your rights and are able to access the support that is available to you.

Making yourself known to NEWCIS will mean that you will receive relevant information, one to one support, training and counselling.

Funeral planning and bereavement support

This year’s theme is ‘funeral planning and bereavement support.’ Not something that we usually talk about or like to think about-however if you make yourself known to NEWCIS they could help you feel less overwhelmed by offering support and advice should it be needed.

Cllr John Pritchard, Lead member for Health and Adult Social care said: “If you are a carer for someone, then knowing your rights is important. “NEWCIS can help you with support and information so please do make yourself known to them.”

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For support with your caring role, to access our services or to enquire about topics included in this article contact NEWCIS on 01352 752525 or enquiries@newcis.org.uk



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