About Carers Rights Day*
Whether you are a new carer or have been caring for someone for a while, we 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. 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 us:
- ensure carers are aware of their rights
- let carers know where to get help and support
- raise awareness of the needs of carers.
The theme for Carers Rights Day 2020 is 'Know Your Rights'
In a recent survey of nearly 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.
Carers Wales is hosting a series of online events. The events will be an opportunity to hear more about the work of Carers Wales, input into their work and access helpful information to help in your caring role.
Wednesday 25th November 10am, 2pm and 6pm. More information attached below.
Find sources of information, details of regular support groups and lots more....