Know Your Rights
Having the right information at the right time can make all the difference when you’re looking after someone. #CarersRightsDay
In a recent survey of nearly 6,000 carers, Carers UK found:
- Four in five unpaid carers are providing more care for relatives
- 78% reported that the needs of the person they care for have increased during the pandemic
- Two thirds (67%) 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.
In Birmingham if you are a carer you can contact Forward Carers at the Carers HUB if you need support and information. Unpaid Carers have a right under the Care Act 2014 to a carers assessment to read more about this and make contact to arrange an assessment follow this link.
If you have a disability or support need and require an advocate contact us