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Carers Rights Day 2019: Helping you find your way

Carers Rights Day 2019 took place on Thursday November 21

Figures released for Carers Rights Day show two thirds of UK adults can expect to care unpaid for a loved one in their lifetime. Whilst women are taking on caring responsibilities a decade earlier than men. View the full press release here.

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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. 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.

Helping you find your way

Every day 6,000 people in the United Kingdom become carers, something few have been able to plan for. From the start, they may find themselves needing to talk to health and social care providers; to negotiate with their employers on how to juggle work with caring; to deal with the intricacies of the benefits system or to consider how to fund future care costs. All of this while they are coming to terms with their new caring responsibilities. It’s no wonder that caring can feel overwhelming, bewildering and stressful.

For Carers Rights Day 2019,  we joined together with organisations from across the UK to help carers in their local communities find their way. Whether they were struggling with navigating a maze of health and social services, looking for places to access information, or finding they need extra support to cope with the pressures of caring.

Carers Rights Day 2019 was kindly supported by Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition.

Find out more about Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition and our range of free nutrition resources for carers.

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