Wales Carers Summit 2023

Please note: This event is for unpaid carers only.

This year's Summit will be held online from the week commencing the 30th of January 2023.

The Summit will identify what positive solutions and policy changes could be made by statutory authorities, carers support organisations and communities to make life better for carers. We ask carers to consider how services should and could respond to their needs now and in the future.

We will be holding focused discussions on a variety of topics throughout three weeks to capture your views, feedback and suggested ways forward.

Carers Wales will collate key points raised to present to a final plenary session at 10am on Thursday 16th February, where there will be an expert panel who will answer questions presented.

Each discussion session will last for 1.5 hours to 2 hours. There will be an introductory speaker before the discussion is opened up to all attendees. You are able to pick and choose which sessions you would like to attend

All sessions are being offered bi-lingually in English and Welsh and will be simulcast. Please select the language you would like to participate in when you book the sessions you would like to attend.

The schedule for the Summit is as follows:

Week 1

What matters to parent carers? – Monday 30th January:11am – 12.30pm

What matters to LGBTQ+ carers? – Monday 30th January : 6pm – 7.30pm

What matters when mental health caring? – Tuesday 31st January : 1.30pm – 3pm

How can NHS screening meet the needs of carers? – Wednesday 1st February : 1.30pm – 3.30pm

What matters to ethnic minority carers? – Thursday 2nd February : 1.30pm – 3pm

Cost of living crisis – What support do carers need? – Friday 3rd February: 10.30am – 12pm

How should the new Citizens Voice Body work for carers? – Friday 3rd February : 1.30pm – 3pm

Week 2

Your view on Carers Assessments? – Monday 6th February: 10.30am – 12pm

What advice and information gaps are there? – Monday 6th February: 1.30pm – 3pm

What matters to parent carers? – Tuesday 7th February: 6pm – 7.30pm

What matters to working carers? – Tuesday 7th February: 6pm – 7.30pm

How can carers be helped to 'claim what's yours' in benefits – Wednesday 8th February : 10.30am – 12pm

Your views on complaints and assessments – Wednesday 8th February : 1.30pm – 3pm


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