We’re supporting Carers Rights Day on 26th November 2020.
Every day, 6,000 people in the UK become Carers, looking after family or friends who can’t manage without their support.
At times, caring can bring many positives and rewards. There’s nothing more natural and human than helping our loved ones get the most out of life.
There’s also nothing more difficult than focusing on someone else’s needs without neglecting our own. Whether we’re caring around the clock or balancing caring with work and family life, it can be exhausting.
The ‘system’ can be bewildering. The emotions can be shattering.
In our survey for Carers Rights Day 2020 we found that 62% Carers didn’t know they had any legal rights. Contact us for support accessing yours.
Know your rights
- Looking after someone, is a free guide created by Carers UK which outlines your rights as a Carer and is full of useful information Download Looking after someone guide (PDF)
- As a Carer, you are legally entitled to a Carer’s Needs Assessment to help you identify and access the support you need. To arrange yours, contact us.
- We can provide information about eligibility for benefits such as Carer’s Allowance and support you to access your employment rights if you are combining a caring role with work – get in touch.