Do you look after someone?  Know your rights.

At some point in our lives most of us will provide unpaid care for someone who is ill, disabled, has mental health problems or is misusing drugs or alcohol. On Thursday 26 November, Carers Rights Day brings together organisations from across the UK to reach out to carers with information, advice and support.

This year’s theme is Know Your Rights. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every aspect of caring, affecting carers’ access to support and services, and their physical and mental health. Whether you are caring for the first time, or have been caring for a while, unpaid carers are facing greater challenges and pressures than ever before. It’s never been more important for carers to be informed and know their rights.

This Carers Rights Day, we want to empower carers with information and support, so they feel confident asking for what they need.

Looking after someone guide by Carers UK for anyone caring for family or friends. The guide gives carers information about what they are entitled to, including the full picture of the practical and financial support available to them every year.

The guide is divided in to sections:

  • getting help and support
  • finances
  • work

Download the latest 2020-21 Looking after someone guide from Carers UK.

 

Find out more about Carers Rights Day and how you can get involved here.