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Autumn events launch for unpaid carers in Stockton

A special Carers Rights Day event will be held at Stockton Parish Church Hall on Wednesday 22 November
A special Carers Rights Day event will be held at Stockton Parish Church Hall on Wednesday 22 November

A number of free advice and information sessions for unpaid carers in Stockton have been announced in the run-up to Carers Rights Day.

Sanctuary Supported Living’s Stockton Carers Service has announced its autumn programme, which offers unpaid carers in the area free peer support sessions, group activities and a number of talks about topics like legal issues and community safety.

The activities run every Thursday from 1pm to 3pm at Five Lamps, 32 Dovecot Street, Stockton, TS18 1LN.

A special Carers Rights Day event will also take place at Stockton Parish Church Hall from 9.30am to 11.30am on Wednesday 22 November.

The session will offer visitors the chance to learn about their rights as an unpaid carer, as well as receive advice about support available.

Carers Rights Day is held 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.

All unpaid carers, including those in receipt of Carers Allowance, are welcome to attend any of the service’s events.

For more information on Stockton Carers Service, contact 0800 917 0204.

The full list of sessions is as follows:

  • 19 October: Guest Speaker – Solicitor Nicola Danzell will discuss the power of attorney, wills and tenants in common
  • 26 October: Peer support session
  • 2 November: Peer support session
  • 9 November: Peer support session
  • 16 November: Guest speaker – Cleveland Police talking about safety in the community
  • 23 November: Carer Leslie Davies holding sessions on Christmas card making
  • 30 November: Peer support session
  • 7 December: Carer Sue Meredith hosting crochet tutorial
  • 14 December: Peer support session
  • 21 December: No group
  • 28 December: No group

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