Carers Conference 2019 - Juggling Caring and Life

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The Rufus Centre

Steppingley Road

Flitwick

MK45 1TH

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Are you a family who cares? Book your place now to find the right support if you have caring responsibilities for a family member.

About this Event

This conference is now fully booked. You may be able to apply to join the waiting list in case of cancellations. So sorry to disappoint!

Are you juggling work, school, home life, parents, children or your own health needs - or all of the above - to care for a family member? Perhaps you are a "sandwich carer", looking after a child with additional needs as well as elderly parents.

Carers in Bedfordshire have teamed up with East London Foundation Trust to host our second carers conference to address carer wellbeing and resilience.

Book your place now.

This event will give you

  • information about services and the opportunity to meet the people who provide them
  • the chance to learn and share with others going through similar challenges as you
  • tips for how to look after yourself and keep those balls in the air
  • knowledge about your rights as a carer

Carers who attended the last conference said

  • Where did the time go? Am leaving feeling very uplifted
  • Very happy to meet and listen to people who know how I feel
  • Very helpful, lots of information, interesting to hear what's happening in Scotland in comparison

Confirmed speakers for this year's conference

  • Yvonne Newbold, author of The Special Parent’s Handbook, National Learning Disability and Autism Lifetime Achievement
  • ELFT Speaker on Caring and Mental Health

Also on the programme

  • Mini meet-ups with local organisations
  • Free buffet lunch with opportunity to connect with other carers
  • Juggling caring and work
  • Juggling caring and school/college
  • Relaxation Therapy sessions

Who is this for?

  • Unpaid carers - a person who looks after someone who would not be able to manage without them.
  • Those who work or volunteer to provide or commission carers support services who want to listen and learn from carers.

This event is free!

If you wish to make a donation to support services for carers in Bedfordshire, you are able to here - https://wonderful.org/charity/carersinbedfordshire

Programme

  • 10:00 - Welcome & Opening remarks from CIB Chairperson Emma Wilkinson & ELFT Michelle Bradley
  • 10:30 - Yvonne Newbold, Q&A
  • 11:00 - Matt Lant - Wellbeing Practitioner for the Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service
  • 11:45 - Carer experience: juggling education; Carer experience: juggling work
  • 12:15 - Mini-meetups, activities and Lunch
  • 13:40 - Finale & Closing remarks by President of Carers in Bedfordshire, Alistair Burt MP

Details correct at time of posting. All timings, speakers & scheduling are subject to change.

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