For those of you that could not make this years AGM and get together Jacqui of the Carers Trust promised some further information that may be of help to all members so I have repeated it below.
I mentioned in my talk the collaboration we have with the Disabled Children’s Partnership to campaign to improve the rights of parents of disabled children. Below is the information we circulated to our local Network Partners about their current campaign. All your members can sign up by clicking on this link to receive updates and participate in the campaign. There is also further information via our website.
Disabled Children’s partnership
Carers Trust is part of the Disabled Children’s Partnership – a group of charities campaigning for disabled children and their carers. We have plans with our partners to campaign for better services for parent carers and disabled children. The DCP are currently building up their support base, so if you, or any of the carers you support, would like to sign up to receive campaign updates directly from the DCP please do.
Other information including the booklet on relationships can be found on our website www.carers.org under the Help and Advice section. We used to have more information under the holidays section here but this has been reduced due to capacity issues to keep it up to date. However, the MS society have more information about their own respite places but also links to other information about accessible places across the UK that may be helpful for your members.
If you need to find local carers services, both our Network Partners via our website or via their local authority as they can offer valuable information, advice and practical support for them. If they have any problems finding information, they can contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org or via our general phone number 0300 772 9600.