TWO councillors are promoting carers’ rights by hosting a virtual coffee morning on a national awareness day next week. 

The Mayor of Eastbourne, Councillor Steve Wallis, and Councillor Peter Diplock are holding their Care for a Coffee event from 10am on Thursday, November 26, which is Carers Rights Day. 

They are encouraging people to join them online, along with representatives from Association of Carers, Care for the Carers and Carers UK, to learn about what support is on offer for carers and to share useful information. 

The Mayor said: “We all know someone who is a carer. There are millions of carers across the UK, many of whom are unpaid, and we thank them for their work and the often-silent burden they carry. 

“It’s important that all carers understand their rights and are able to access the support that is available so we hope as many people as possible will join us for Care for a Coffee to find our more within a relaxed atmosphere while enjoying a cuppa.” 

Councillor Diplock submitted a motion on carers’ rights to Eastbourne Borough Council’s Full Council meeting on Wednesday (November 18). 

“I am delighted the motion was passed as it is a powerful symbol of the esteem in which we hold carers and their invaluable work. 

“We have pledged, as a council, to lead by example in helping staff who are carers to balance their caring responsibilities within work, and continuing to offer advice wherever we can. 

“We also support efforts to extend to carers the employment rights within the Equality Act 2010 and call upon our MP to back the efforts made by Parliamentarians in line with this.” 

Register your interest in attending the event on our facebook page here:

Care for a Coffee – Thursday 26 November 2020 

You can also access the event using the following Zoom details at 10am on Thursday 26 November:

Meeting ID: 760 0596 4035

Passcode: nW2Bh2