Free @Allwalesforum ‘Ageing Well’ events for family carers – 17th & 18th April #Disability #carers #events #Wales

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We would be really grateful If you could share the following information about a free ‘Ageing Well’ workshop for carers to your carer networks:

Tuesday 17th April – Llanelli (10am – 1pm)

Venue: Felinfoel Recreation Centre, Ynyswen Road, Felinfoel, Llanelli SA14 8BE

Refreshments will be provided

Wednesday 18th April – Llandrindod Wells (10am – 1pm)

Venue: Cartrefi Cymru Co-operative Unit 27/Ddole Rd Ind Est, Llandrindod Wells LD1 6DF

Refreshments will be provided

You will find a brief description and posters for the events. If you could also share on your social media pages too that would be great!

Ageing Well: As a Family Carer

This is a free short workshop for carers of people with learning disabilities exploring legislation that allows you to consider your own health and well-being. We will be exploring 3 pieces of legislation and discussing how they affect you as carers:

  1. Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014- We will discuss what rights carers have under this new act in Wales and what it means for them. Within this we will explore how people can use direct payments and give examples of good practice from across Wales.
  2. Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015- Looking at the 7 goals within this act, we will explain how your well-being is also important as it is for the person they care for.
  3. Dementia Action Plan- We will introduce you to this new strategy and how it affects you. We will explore the link between dementia and learning disability and discuss with you where you can go to for further information and support.

It is really important for you to consider yourselves within your caring role- if your own health and well-being isn’t being focused on this can often hinder you in their care duties. As the population in Wales is ageing, it is important for you as carers to be aware of what support is out there and help you can receive.

For those interested in attending, if you could let Grace know on the following details:

02920 811120

grace@allwalesforum.org.uk

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