Carers Rights Day takes place on Thursday 23rd November.

Marking Carers Rights Day (23rd November) Action for Carers Surrey are running Carer Information Fairs at our Carer Hubs across Surrey. Representatives from the charity, which supports unpaid carers aged 5-95, will be joined by numerous other Surrey charities, organisations and statutory bodies, to offer help and advice to visitors. There will be a focus on rights and what you’re entitled to as an unpaid carer, but there will also be information on other practical matters relevant to caring.

The fairs will all take place at the Carer Hubs, between 11am-2pm as follows:

Monday 20th November
WOKING: The Vyne Centre, Knaphill, Woking GU21 2SP – more here.
CRANLEIGH: The Bandroom, Village Way, Cranleigh GU6 8AF – more here.

Tuesday 21st November
CAMBERLEY: High Cross Church, Knoll Road, Camberley GU15 3SY – more here.
EPSOM: St Barnabas Church,  Temple Rd, Epsom KT19 8HA – more here.

Wednesday 22nd November
HORLEY: Horley Baptist Church, Horley RH6 8RG – more here.
ADDLESTONE: Addlestone Community Centre, Garfield Rd, Addlestone KT15 2NJ – more here.

Thursday 23rd November
CATERHAM: Westway Community Café, 25 Chaldon Road, Caterham CR3 5PG – more here.

Friday 24th November
LEATHERHEAD: Leatherhead Community Hub, Kingston Road, Leatherhead KT22 7PX – more here.

Saturday 25th November
GUILDFORD, in partnership with The Hive: Park Barn Drive, Guildford GU2 8EN – more here.

Organisations attending
Participating organisations (at different fairs), include:

Admiral Nurse Service, Adult Social Care, Age UK Surrey, Alzheimer’s UK, Carer Practice Advisors (SCC), Continence Nurse, Crossroads Surrey, Family Voice Surrey, Frontline Debt, Healthwatch Surrey, Memory Lane, Parkinson’s UK, Sayers Croft Trust, SEND/Family information, Sight for Surrey, SILC Independent Living, Social Prescribing, Sport in Mind, Surrey Choices, Surrey Coalition of Disabled People, Surrey Fire and Rescue, Surrey Safeguarding Board, Surrey Welfare Rights Unit, Warmth Matters.

Support for unpaid carers
Visitors will be able to meet with ACS staff and some of the organisations above to get information and support – practical, financial and legal – about their caring role. In addition, carers will be able to pick up our ‘carers rights’ postcard, free newly updated booklets, and some little give aways – plus enjoy free coffee/tea and cake. These events are all drop-in, and of course free to attend, so carers should simply pop along.