Durham County Council Press Release 18 November 2014

Advice sessions for carers

Are you a carer for a friend or relative? Do you need advice on claiming benefits or accessing support? A series of information and advice days next week will highlight the help available to carers across County Durham.

Durham County CouncilThe sessions have been organised by Durham County Carers Support (DCCS) to mark Carers Rights Day on Friday, 28 November.

Visitors will be able to find out more about a range of subjects including benefits, healthcare and housing. Representatives from DCCS, Durham County Council’s Welfare Rights team and Equipment Advice Service and the Citizen’s Advice Bureau will be on hand to answer questions.

The drop-in sessions will take place on the following days:

• Monday, 24 November – 11am to 2pm
The Ladder Centre, Coniston Road, Ferryhill

• Tuesday, 25 November – 11am to 2pm
Frosterley Village Hall, Front Street

• Thursday, 27 November – 10.30am to 2.30pm
South Stanley Partnership, St Stephen’s Centre

• Friday, 28 November – 10.30am to 2.30pm
Seaham Citizen’s Advice Bureau, Shakespeare Street

A special session for young carers, organised by Family Action, will take place at Butterwick Hospice, Bishop Auckland, between 10am and 1pm on Friday, 28 November.

For more information, contact Durham County Carers Support on 03000 051 213.