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Rochdale leads the way as carers’ rights take centre stage

03 November 2017

Carers' rights.
Local carers can learn more about the advice, help and support they are entitled to as Rochdale celebrates carers’ rights day.
This year’s event, at the Royal Toby in Castleton, will be packed with useful information to help carers in their vital role supporting and looking after loved ones.
The event is being organised for the council by The Rochdale Carer’s Hub who offer support, advice and information to over 24,000 carers across Rochdale Borough.
Dozens of organisations will be on hand to provide information, financial help, advice on winter fuel savings, advocacy, and much more. Carers will also be able to net discounts on exercise classes and activities organised by Link4Life.

'Information on carers’ assessments will be available and there will also be specialist support for carers who need help with their digital devices'

The event will start on a high note when the popular carers’ choir regale some classic songs from their wide-ranging repertoire.
Councillor Iftikhar Ahmed, the council’s cabinet member for adult services, said: “We have thousands of dedicated carers across the borough doing such a dedicated and selfless job supporting loved ones. I would urge all carers to come along and see at first hand all the brilliant help and support that is available to them.”
Teresa Jennings, chief executive of N-compass Northwest, said: “We are proud of the support we provide with our partner Child Action Northwest to the thousands of fantastic carers across Rochdale. The event is a great opportunity for carers to access the many free services available to them all year round. It should be another fantastic and well-attended Carers Rights’ Day.”
Rochdale’s Carers’ Rights Day will be on Friday, 24 November 2017, 9.30am-2pm at the Royal Toby, Castleton.