The theme for the day was The Care Act One Year On. Speakers Karen Cook (Interim Head of Social Work and Social Care at CNWL NHS Foundation Trust), Peter Beard (Commissioner For Carers), Mary Dalton (Head of Complex Needs Commissioning, Westminster City Council), and Laura Bennett (Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Carers Trust) gave the attendees an update on developments over the last 12 months, with carers joining in a lively Q&A after the talks.
Peter Beard (Commissioner For Carers) speaking at Carers Action Day
Before the speakers, carers had enjoyed lunch on arrival and were then able to explore information and advice on offer from a wide variety of stallholders including:
- Carers Network,
- Westminster Citizens Advice Bureau,
- People First,
- Depression Alliance,
- Take Time To Talk,
- CNWL Recovery & Wellbeing College,
- Westminster MIND and Westminster Mental Health Forum,
- Disability Sports Coach,
- Living Well
Carers also had the opportunity to sign up for health checks, hand massage and hand reflexology sessions.
Westminster CAB’s stall at Carers Action Day
Of attendees surveyed, 87% felt that the speakers and stallholders were excellent or good.
Feedback from the event also included:
“Very well organised and provided useful information to carers”.
“The day is brilliant! Well done to all involved in organising it”.