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Introduction to Carers Rights Day

Monday 15 November in Community

Carers Rights Day will be held on 25th November 2021.

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 works to:

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.

Why is being aware of your rights so important?

In a survey conducted by Crossroads, it was found that:

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.

For more information please contact Crossroads:

E | [email protected]

T | 01624 673103

W | www.crossroadsiom.org

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