Do you look after someone who couldn’t manage without your help and support?
A carer is someone who provides help and support to a partner, relative, friend or neighbour who could not manage without this help. The support that carers provide is unpaid.
Many people are taking on more caring responsibilities for their relatives and friends who are disabled, ill or older and who need support. Each year, Carers Rights Day helps:
- ensure carers are aware of their rights
- let carers know where to get help and support
- raise awareness of the needs of carers.
Whether you are a new carer or have been caring for someone for a while, it’s important that you understand your rights and are able to access the support that is available to you as soon as you need it.
This year's Carers Rights Day, 25 November 2021, campaign will focus on raising awareness of the rights that unpaid carers have. The pandemic has had a massive impact on the lives of carers, affecting access to services, the ability to juggle work and care and much more. That's why it’s more important than ever that carers are aware of what they have the right to.
Visit our Support for Carers self-help resource page for some useful advice.
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