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Carers Rights Day 2021

Published on 25 November 2021 04:46 PM

The Mayor of Islington with staff from Islington Carers Hub including Torpekai Boukens, Carmen Alcovedes, Kate Girling, Yvonne Carrera-Curtis and Sophie Large.

Carers Rights Day was a great success, with lots of Islington unpaid carers attending the eight sessions that were hosted by Islington Carers Hub and partner organisations. We'd like to extend special thanks to Islington Mayor, Cllr Troy Gallagher, who provided an opening welcome.  

During the day there were workshops to help with personal wellbeing - partners shared tools and opportunities to help increase motivation, boost mood, reduce stress and to enable carers to get a break from caring. For more about the day, and what took place, click below.

Carers Rights Day was a great success, with lots of Islington unpaid carers attending the eight sessions that were hosted by Islington Carers Hub and partner organisations. We'd like to extend special thanks to Islington Mayor, Cllr Troy Gallagher, who provided an opening welcome. Cllr Gallagher also shared that he used to be a carer himself. 

During the day there were workshops to help with personal wellbeing - partners shared tools and opportunities to help increase motivation, boost mood, reduce stress and to enable carers to get a break from caring. There were also sessions to let people know about dementia support and how to make employment work. 

In the words of one of the speakers, Mr Motivator, "The best gift you can give your friends, your family and those that you care for is an independent, healthier you. You need to look after you, before you can look after someone else."  This session was provided in partnership with Carers UK.

Carers Rights Day is just one day in the year. We know that carers are caring for many days, sometimes every day of the year, and hope that the programme of sessions will have provided some inspiration to seek support or to build self-care into a personal routine, and that it will have acted as a reminder to unpaid carers that Islington Carers Hub is here to help.

For more information about support for unpaid carers in Islington, please see the website: Islington Carers Hub.