Carers rights information fair in Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 17:29 23 November 2017 | UPDATED: 17:29 23 November 2017

Carers rights information fair in Welwyn Garden City.

Carers rights information fair in Welwyn Garden City.

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Are you looking after someone who has cancer? An advice session on carers rights is happening in Welwyn Garden City tomorrow to inform carers on what they're entitled to.

The Hertfordshire Macmillan Benefits Advice team will be taking part in an Information Fair held by Carers in Hertfordshire to mark Carers Rights Day on November 24, in Welwyn Garden City.

A spokeswoman for Macmillan said: “The reason we’re holding this event is because thousands of people who look after a loved one with cancer are missing out on vital benefits and support – simply because they don’t realise they are entitled to help.” The Macmillan Benefits Advice Service is one of hundreds of groups across the UK who take part in Carers Rights Day, a national awareness day to inform carers of the rights, benefits and support to which they are entitled.

The Information Fair will run from 10.30am until 3pm at the Bio Park in Welwyn Garden City.

Macmillan benefits advisers will be manning an information stall at the event and giving a short presentation about the service.

The team will also be on hand to help carers in the local community understand their rights and find out how to get the support they are entitled to.

Wendy Bailey, services project manager for East of England said: “If you are looking after a loved one with cancer, you may have extra costs such as transport, heating or a special diet for them.

“You may have given up work or reduced your hours to care.

“Our event will provide vital advice and information to anyone looking after a family member or friend with cancer to make sure they know their rights to financial and practical support.”

Visit macmillan.org.uk/carers for more information.

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