Events for Carers

Carers Rights Day
Thursday 26 November 2020 
Virtual sessions

Whether you are a new carer or have been caring for someone for a while, it’s important that you understand your rights and are able to access the support that is available to you as soon as you need it. Each year, Carers Rights Day helps:

  • ensure carers are aware of their rights
  • let carers know where to get help and support 
  • raise awareness of the needs of carers.

The theme for Carers Rights Day 2020 is 'Know Your Rights.'

Reading and West Berkshire Carers Hub is joining up with Ealing Carers Service to offer a programme of virtual sessions.

The sessions will be run via Zoom and MS Teams. To book onto a virtual session, please call the hub on 0118 324 7333 or email

Session 1:

Marie Quinn from M2M Solicitor’s will be discussing the following topics:

11– 11.30am Employment rights, including flexible working and reasonable adjustments.

11.30 – 12 noon Housing Benefit, including bedroom tax.

12-12.30pm Tenancies, including assignment and succession.

12.30 – 1pm Going to court and appointing a litigation friend.

Session 2:

2-3pm Sham Baig will be discussing The Care Act.

The presentation will cover Direct Payments and your rights to an assessment and what this entails. 

There will be an opportunity to ask questions but please note that Sham is unable to discuss individual cases.

Session 3

3– 4pm Veronique Muhammad will be discussing digital resources available to carers.

Digital resources can help find targeted information, build networks of support, develop personal resilience and manage care more effectively.

Friday 27 November

10am – 12 noon Department of Work & Pensions presentation, delivered by Colin Morris.

Colin is a Partner Advisor for the Department of Work and Pensions and has over 30 years of knowledge and experience.

He will be covering topics including, furlough, redundancies, pensions, benefits and your rights as a carer.  

To book onto a virtual session, please call the hub on 0118 324 7333 or email