It’s Carers Rights Day on Thursday 25th Nov and the aims of the day are to:

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.

This year's Carers Rights Day campaign will focus 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.

Young carers rights can be found in the booklet Know Your Rights which can be downloaded here: Know your Rights - Support for Young Carers and Young Adult Carers in England - Carers Trust

Young carers can get help and support through an assessment of their needs from Devon Young Carers.   More information can be found here: Young Carers | Westbank

More information can be found here Young carers - Devon Childrens' and Families Partnership (dcfp.org.uk)

For more information about the national Carers Rights Day campaign please see here Carers Rights Day - Carers UK

Published: Nov 24, 2021