This special event for national Carers Rights Day has been put together by carers, for carers, and organised by Carers’ Resource. Come along to hear about how services relate to you. Have your say about the issues you face. Put questions to and hear from local politicians. Take a tour of City Hall. See the schedule below. Carers get a free lunch if you register your attendance at least 48 hours before the event by calling 01274 449660 / 01756 700888 / 01423 500555 or email email@example.com
A carer is anyone who, without payment, provides help and support to a friend, neighbour or relative who could not otherwise manage because of frailty, illness or disability. All unpaid carers from across Bradford, Airedale, Craven and Harrogate are welcome as are the people you care for, if appropriate.
Feel free to attend the whole day or just come along to the parts that affect you.
10.00 Registration, refreshments, information stalls
10.35 Financial options for paying for care – a talk by Sam Dawson, of Care@ Carers’ Resource, followed by questions and answers
10.50 Day care – Reimagining Days – a talk by Bradford Council social worker Julie Barbor, followed by questions and answers
11.05 Continuing Health Care – Understanding the system – a talk by Bridget Jones, operational manager of personalised commissioning, NHS Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven, Bradford Districts and Bradford City CCGs, followed by questions and answers
11.20 NDTi – Carers Journey and the Care Act – a talk by NDTi associate Cally Ward, followed by questions and answers
11.50 Young adult carer Amen Dhesi in conversation with Carers’ Resource communications officer Caroline Firth
12.05 Carers’ wellbeing – how can your GP help? – Dr Deborah Penfold speaks about carer wellbeing, followed by questions and answers
13.05 Being a carer as well as supporting them – a perspective – a talk and Q&A by Lyn Sowray, assistant director of operational services in the department of health and wellbeing at Bradford Council. Lyn is also a carer.
13.20 What CQC inspectors look for from GPs in terms of carer support – a talk by Joanne Purdie and Joanne Cansfield, inspectors from CQC primary medical services and integrated care, followed by questions and answers
13.40 Carer stories (videos)
14.00 Question Time – carers’ written questions will be put to a panel of local politicians, chaired by broadcaster Peg Alexander
14.50 Thank you and goodbye
Throughout the day there will be an ongoing discussion group in a separate room that will enable carers to record their concerns and have their say.