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Join us on 25 November 2021 for Carers Rights Day

Many people are taking on more caring responsibilities for their relatives and friends who are disabled, ill or older and who need support. But whether you are a new carer or have been caring for someone for a long time, it’s important that you understand the rights you have and are able to access the support that is available to you as soon as you need it.

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.

On these pages you can find out more about the rights that unpaid carers have; find out how you can take part in Carers Rights Day - and let us know your plans for the day; and also find items to download and display or use on social media to help spread the word.

For Carers Rights Day 2020, in a survey of almost 6,000 carers we found:

  • Four in five unpaid carers are providing more care for relatives
  • 78% reported that the needs of the person they care for have increased during the pandemic
  • Two thirds (67%) worried about how they will cope through further lockdowns or local restrictions.

Carers need to know their rights wherever they are in their caring journey: whether they are in the workplace, in a healthcare setting, when interacting with professionals or at home. This Carers Rights Day, we want to empower carers with information and support, so they can feel confident asking for what they need. We also want carers to know how to challenge things when their rights are not being met.

If you are caring for someone and want to know more about your rights, click here to read our Looking after someone guide.

 Carers Rights Day 2021 is supported by Barclays LifeSkills


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We will keep campaigning until every carer gets proper recognition and support.

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