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Carers Rights was set up by carers of people with learning disabilities in 2005.
In 2007 it successfully established the Older Carers Services and achieved the Quality Performance Mark for quality advocacy services. It provided this service for over three years Carers Rights has always been a carers led organisation with carers on their board of trustees.
It aims to have a majority of carers on its trustee board. Its aims relate to its mission statement below:
"Carers Rights provide flexible and reliable services which focus on the needs of carers of people with learning disabilities, giving them support, confidence and knowledge."
Carers Rights today provide two full time carers support workers for people with learning disabilities and coordinates carers groups in Wadebridge, St Austell and Truro.
Since April it has also been coordinating the new Cornwall Carers Forums working as part of the new Cornwall Carers Service. These forums are for all carers.
We are currently creating a forums section on our website containing more information.
If you would like to be involved with Carers Rights there are many opportunities for volunteers and its board invites applications for trustee positions.