Carers Open Meetings

Carers Rights Day 2020 | Know your rights
Thursday 26th November via Zoom

The theme this year is ‘Know Your Rights’. The online event will start with a webinar which will focus on carers’ rights in healthcare settings. The day will then conclude with a series of online workshops to choose from. Short videos will also be uploaded throughout the day on our website and YouTube channel outlining your rights as a carer.


  • 10.30 AM – 11.30 AM | Carers Rights Day Webinar via Zoom
    Learn more about carers’ rights and support available for you in hospitals and hear other updates relating to healthcare. Confirmed speakers include Judy Gowenlock, Tracey Lathrope and Sam Radford of Carers Support Centre’s Carers Hospital Liaison Team. If you have questions relating to your rights in hospitals or the support available to you, please email them into us ahead of the Webinar. There will be an opportunity to ask further questions on the day.
  • Carers Rights Day Afternoon Workshops via Zoom
    You are welcome to attend one or all of these online workshops. The maximum number of places for each workshop is 20. Please do let us know as soon as possible if you need to cancel your place.
  • 1.15 PM – 2.00 PM | Healthy Eating
    Bananas? Apples? Kale? Lentils? How can we aim to have healthful diets? Judy Gowenlock DipCNM, LLB Hons, mBANT, mCNHC, registered Nutritional Therapist and Nutritionist will offer her expertise to carers. Judy will present information and tips on eating well. There will be time for questions and discussion after the talk. Please note that Judy cannot provide individual advice.
  • 2.15 PM – 2.45 PM | Move and Meditate
    Gentle stretches and mindfulness meditation to restore equilibrium within your mind and body. Come dressed as you are; no sporty gear required! Facilitated by Wendy Francis, Counselling Coordinator.
  • 3.00 PM – 3.45 PM | Lasting Power of Attorney
    This can feel like a daunting process for carers and this workshop aims to simplify the steps. Pauline Sandell, Information & Advice Manager of Age UK South Gloucestershire will explain the process and there will be time for questions and answers. Feel free to email any questions you have for Pauline when you book on.
  • 4.00 PM – 4.45 PM | Carers Allowance
    Talk on eligibility criteria for Carers Allowance and a chance to ask questions. Feel free to email us any questions that you have when you book on. Several short films will be launched on the day to outline your rights as a carer and these will be available to view on our website from 26th November.

More details coming soon!