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Carers Rights Day 2020 will be held on Thursday 26 November

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.

The theme for Carers Rights Day 2020 is 'Know Your Rights'

In a recent survey of nearly 600 carers in Wales, we found:

  • Four in five unpaid carers are providing more care for relatives
  • 76% reported that the needs of the person they care for have increased during the pandemic
  • Two thirds (68%) 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.

If you are caring for someone and want to know more about your rights, click here to read our Looking after someone guide.

Find out how you can get involved here.

Carers Rights Day 2020 is supported by Barclays LifeSkills

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