Carers Rights Day
Having the right information at the right time can make a huge difference when you're looking after someone.
Each year Carers Rights Day aims to bring organisations across the UK together to help carers in their local community know their rights and find out how to get the help and support they're entitled to.
This year Carers Rights Day will be held on Thursday 21 November 2019.
Details of local events for Carers Rights Day 2019 will be published here nearer the time.
Making carers aware of their rights
Every year, more than 2 million people take on a new caring role. Many struggle to navigate the maze of services and entitlements, and miss out on financial and practical support as a result. And it’s not just people who are new to caring – even those who have been caring for years sometimes aren’t aware of all their entitlements.
Letting carers know where to get help and support
Caring can bring all kinds of challenges. We want every carer to know where to turn for advice, information and support, whether in their local community or online.
Raising awareness of the needs of carers
Carers Rights Day raises awareness of the needs of carers with the public, decision makers and professionals, helping us realise our vision of a society that respects, values and supports carers.