Carers Rights Day
Thursday 25th November 2021
Finding out your rights as an unpaid Carer
What is Carers Rights Day?
Carers Rights Day is a national awareness day arranged by charity CarersUK, bringing together organisations and charities up and down the country to help carers in their local community find out how to get the help and support they are entitled to.
What do Carers UK say 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
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.”
To find out more about CarersUK and Carers Rights Day, visit their webpage www.carersuk.org/news-and-campaigns/carers-rights-day
What are the Carers Centre doing for Carers Rights Day 2021?
This year we will be marking Carers Rights Day with one of our first in-person events of the last 18 months. Held at St Augustines Arts and Events Centre on Stanford Avenue in Brighton, you can (in limited numbers) join us face to face for a coffee and a slice of cake, listen to two information talks or just sit back, relax and enjoy the wonderful space in the venue with other carers and staff. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to our face to face support.