Carers' Rights Day and CVS Toy Appeal

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UK Carers' Rights Day: Caring for Your Future Friday 30th November

Having the right information at the right time can make all the difference when you're looking after someone.

Every day 6,000 people become carers but often it's not something we've planned for. This Carers Rights Day is focused on supporting people to prepare for the future through the theme: Caring for Your Future.

Cheshire East Carers' Hub are holding an information event for Carers' Rights Day at the United Reformed Church Hall (Townley Street), Park Green, Macclesfield. SK11 7NA from 10.00 am until 12.30 pm.

Join them for a coffee and chat, meet other carers and lots of organisations who can help you in your caring role. There will be a presentation around accessing benefits by Cheshire Independent Agents at 11.00 am and One You Cheshire East will be providing free blood pressure checks for Carers. There will also be a therapist offering relaxing hand massages. There's no need to book, just come along on the day.

CVS Christmas Toy Appeal 2018 — #ThisWaySanta

Community & Voluntary Services Cheshire East (CVS) are currently running their Christmas Toy Appeal again this season.

The appeal is run in aid of Cheshire East families and children that face difficult and challenging circumstances over the festive season, who may not get the chance to enjoy the magical and joyful experience all children should have at Christmas in receiving presents from Santa.

'A number of the children have chaotic home lives with domestic violence and substance misuse a regular occurrence.'
'Families whose loved ones are here at the hospice for end of life care.'
'Children and young people who care for a member of their family at home, many come from families who are financially disadvantaged.'

CVS need your support:

There are many different ways you can support the CVS Christmas Toy Appeal:
· Donate a gift or toy to an appeal collection point near you
· Donate online and we will purchase gifts on your behalf
· Hold a collection or fundraise at work, school or in your community (recourses available)
· Follow the hashtag #ThisWaySanta on social media and like and share the Christmas Toy Appeal posts

The appeal closes on Wednesday 5th December, full details on the appeal, including downloadable resources, suggested donations, and collection point locations can be found here.

Also — see attached the Autumn/ Winter issue of the One You Cheshire East newsletter and the Winter edition of Cheshire East Carers Hub newsletter.