7 November 2022
Bookings can now be made to attend the Powys Unpaid Carers Conference 2022, either in person or online.
The event is free and aims to raise awareness of the needs of unpaid carers and give them a chance to share information about their role with health and social care professionals providing services in the county.
The themes of this year’s conference are:
- How are carers valued?
- How do health and social care professionals collaborate and communicate with carers?
It takes place on Friday 25 November, from 10am – 3.30pm, at three venues and online:
- Powys Health and Care Academy, Bronllys Hospital, LD3 0LY
- The Media Resource Centre, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 6AH
- Hafan yr Afon Visitor and Community Centre, Newtown, SY16 2NZ
The conference will be hosted at the Bronllys site, with most speakers and panel members based there, and be streamed live to the other sites at Llandrindod Wells and Newtown and to unpaid carers in their own homes.
The speakers will include Simon Hatch, Director of Carers Trust Wales, and several unpaid Powys carers who have experience in a range of caring roles.
Carers at all three sites, and those based at home, should all be able to participate in discussions, providing the technology works as planned.
The event is being organised jointly by Powys Health and Care Academy and Credu, an organisation that supports family members and friends across Powys who are looking after someone who is unwell or disabled.
Jenny O’Hara Jakeway Chief Executive Officer of Credu said: “This is a great opportunity for unpaid carers in Powys to come together and share their experiences with each other and with professionals working in health and social care who can help shape the services they receive.
“It also gives them a chance to unwind away from their caring responsibilities and to make new connections with other who share similar experiences to them.”
For more information, please call Credu on 01597 823800 or email [email protected]
Powys Health and Care Academy has been established by Powys Regional Partnership Board which is made up of a range of public bodies and other agencies, including Powys County Council, Powys Teaching Health Board and Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations (PAVO), who are working together to improve the health and wellbeing of the county’s residents.
The conference takes place the day after Carers Rights Day (Thursday 24 November).
PICTURE: Simon Hatch, Director of Carers Trust Wales, will be the keynote speaker at the Powys Unpaid Carers Conference 2022.