This year Carers Rights Day is on Thursday 21st November 2019. The theme for the day is “Helping you find your way”
Having the right information at the right time can make all the difference when you are caring for someone. Each year Carers UK holds Carers Rights Day to bring organisations across the UK together to help carers in their local communities know their rights and find out how to get help and support they are entitled to.
Whether you are a new carer or have been caring for someone for a while, Carers UK believe that 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. 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. All of this while they are coming to terms with their new caring responsibilities. It’s no wonder that caring can feel overwhelming, bewildering and stressful.
To find out more about Carers Rights UK and the work they do, click this link: https://www.carersuk.org/home
To find out what is on locally, visit our events pages: https://shropshiredisability.net/events/