Thursday 21st November is Carers Rights Day. This is an annual event held by Carers UK, who support the 6.5 million people who are carers, supporting a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill. We would like to help them spread the message of this important awareness day.
Each year, Carers Rights Day helps us: –
- ensure carers are aware of their rights
- let carers know where to get help and support
- raise awareness of the needs of carers.
Every day 6,000 people in the United Kingdom become carers, something few have been able to plan for. From the start, they may find themselves needing to talk to health and social care providers; to negotiate with their employers on how to juggle work with caring; to deal with the intricacies of the benefits system or to consider how to fund future care costs.
This Carers Rights Day we’re joining together with organisations from across the UK to help carers in their local communities find their way. Whether they are struggling with navigating a maze of health and social services, looking for places to access information, or finding they need extra support to cope with the pressures of caring, we’ll help empower them to find any assistance that will benefit them.