Whether you are a new carer or have been caring for someone for a while, 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. Many people are taking on more caring responsibilities for their relatives and friends who are disabled, ill or older and who need support. Each year, Carers Rights Day helps:
- Ensure carers are aware of their rights
- Let carers know where to get help and support
- Raise awareness of the needs of carers.
This year’s Carers Rights Day campaign focuses on raising awareness of the rights that unpaid carers have. The pandemic has had a massive impact on the lives of carers, affecting access to services, the ability to juggle work and care and much more. That’s why it’s more important than ever that carers are aware of what they have the right to.
You can find more information about carer’s rights here.
Having the right information at the right time can make all the difference when you’re looking after someone. Your local carer’s centre can help you with understanding your rights and navigating your role as a carer. Please contact your local carers centre and register as a carer today!
North Tyneside Carers Centre is your local carer’s centre if the person you support lives in North Tyneside.
Phone: 0191 643 2298