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Our Carers Rights Day Event - Thursday 21 November 2019 from 10am-4pm

Tuesday 12th November 2019

At Angus Carers Centre, Arbroath, DD7 1JN - Thursday 21 November 2019, 10am-4pm

Angus Carers Centre is holding its annual Carers' Rights Day at its office in Arbroath on Thursday 21 November 2019.

All unpaid carers in Angus, whether registered with the Centre or not, are welcome to attend this free event. As it’s a drop-in event, there is no need to book a place.

Several guest speakers will giving talks at this event, covering subjects such as Self-Directed Support (SDS), the various benefits that are available to unpaid carers and emergency cards for carers. 

The event runs from 10am to 4pm, but carers are free to only attend the specific information session that is of most interest to them. A full schedule for the day is included below.

The schedule for the day

  • 10.00 Welcome & Refreshments,
  • 10.30 Self-Directed Support: Have you got what you need? (Dundee & Angus SDS Team),
  • 11.30 BE SCAM AWARE (Angus Adult Protection),
  • 12.30 – 1.00 Advanced Statements in Angus (Angus Independent Advocacy),
  • 1.00 – 1.45 Lunch (Information about Emergency Carers Cards will be available),
  • 2.00 – 3.30 Angus Citizens Advice Bureau.

More details about the Angus CAB talk and Q&A session
Working out which benefits you can claim and how much money you are entitled to can be complicated and confusing. Angus CAB will be delivering a talk on what benefits are out there for carers to claim and what knock-on effects, if any, this could have on cared for persons. This talk will include Carers’ Allowance, the new Carers’ Allowance Supplement, Universal Credit, Caring & Work – Better-off calculations, Council Tax Reduction and National Insurance Credits and The Young Carer Grant. Angus CAB will be on hand after their talk to take any questions in a confidential space.