How can a carer access a respite scheme if they don’t know it’s there to ask about? How can a carer claim a benefit they don’t know exists? How can a carer exercise their rights if they don’t know what those rights are?

Carers are invited to come along to the annual Carers’ Information Day to find an array of support and services that are available to them. Taking place on Thursday 5 June, from 10am to 4pm at Fairfield Halls, the free event is open to anyone who is looking after a child or adult who needs help due to illness, disability or old age.

The day has been organised by the Carers’ Information Service who firmly believe that information is one of the best ways of making a real difference to carers’ lives. Carers can be short on time and energy, so the day aims to bring as many service providers together as possible so that the maximum amount of information can be gained with the minimum of time and effort. There is no need to book a place, carers are welcome to drop in at any point during the day.

Carers Information Day kicks off a series of events celebrating Carers Week (9-14 June) – an annual awareness campaign celebrating and recognising the contribution made by the UK’s 6.5 million carers.

To find out more, visit the Carers’ Information Service website here.