Carers Rights Day (25 November 2021)
29 October 2021
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 is all about empowering carers with information and support, so they can feel confident asking for what they need and know what to do when their rights are not being met.
It’s important carers understand their rights and are able to access the support that is available. Many people are taking on more caring responsibilities for their relatives and friends who are disabled, ill or older and who need support. 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.
Each year, Carers Rights Day helps:
- ensure carers are aware of their rights
- let carers know where to get help and support
- raise awareness of the needs of carers
For more information about Carers Rights and Carers Rights Day, have a look at Carers UK: www.carersuk.org/scotland