Carers: Recognition and Rights – your contribution matters

From Kirsteen Powell, Carer Support Worker – Information, Events and Engagement, Carers of East Lothian

I’d like to draw your attention to this webinar which is aimed at health and social care staff working in and across sectors, organisations and communities.

In your role it is highly likely that you meet carers. By carers we mean people who provide unpaid care to another person – they are the family, friends, partners and neighbours of the people you provide services to. We all have a role to play in improving the health and wellbeing of carers and supporting them to have a life alongside caring. This webinar is relevant to staff working across health and social care – in dementia, mental health, autism, pharmacy, dentistry…The list is endless because it is relevant to us all.

This webinar will enable you to:

  • Briefly describe carers rights under the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016
  • Engage carers in conversations about their own health and wellbeing
  • Signpost and support carers to access locally available services

Our presenters include:

  • Claire Cairns: Network Coordinator, Coalition of Carers in Scotland
  • Shubhanna Hussain-Ahmed: Partnership Development Officer, Coalition of Carers in Scotland
  • Morag Ferguson: Senior Educator, NHS Education for Scotland

You can view an online copy of the announcement here: NHS Education and Coalition of Carers staff webinar

Date, times and how to book

Best wishes,

Kirsteen Powell
Carer Support Worker – Information, Events and Engagement
Carers of East Lothian (CoEL)
Tel: 0131 665 0135
Mob: 07483 052 176
My usual working week is Tuesday to Friday