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Carers' rights and the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014

This free course is aimed at any carer who would like to learn more about their legal rights.

Trainer: Beth Evans/Keith Bowen
Audience: Carers
Timings: 5 hours or 3.5 hours (start and finish times can be varied)

The course is delivered in a workshop format to encourage a high level of interaction and discussion of the issues and challenges for practitioners and carers.

The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 raises the status of carers within the health and social services system.  For the first time ever, the Act puts carers on an equal footing for those they care for and introduces important new rights for carers.  

The following legislation is discussed in detail:

  • Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014
  • Work & Families Act 2007
  • The Equality Act 2010

Discussion about and information provided on:

  • best practice in carers' assessments.

At the end of the session the participants will know:

  • their right to a Carers Assessment and the Act
  • their rights as a carer in the workforce
  • the Equality Act and its impact on carers rights
  • how to request a carer's assessment
  • good practice from practitioners when carrying out a carer's assessment

The course is provided free to carers. All training materials and individual information packs for each participant are provided free.

Commissioning organisations will need to provide a venue and refreshments. Providing lunch is recommended but not essential.

Morning or afternoon sessions can be delivered to preclude the need for a lunch break. 

To find out more

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ring 029 2081 1370 

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