Thursday 26th November 2020
Whether you are a new carer or have been caring for a while, we believe it is important you are aware of your rights and can access the support available to you, at the time, you may need it.
Know Your Rights, the theme for Carers Rights Day 2020, is about:
• making carers aware of their rights
• letting carers know where to get help and support
• raising awareness of the needs of carers
As unpaid carers, you need to know your rights wherever you are in your caring journey: whether you are in the workplace, in a healthcare setting, when interacting with professionals or, at home. We want to empower carers with information and support, so you can feel confident asking for what you need. We also want carers to know how to challenge things, if their rights are not being met.
Following COVID-19 guidance and regulations, our Carers Rights Day events will be provided online through Zoom. Should you require any IT support to help you access Zoom on your device, please contact us well in advance, as we may be able to help.
Thank you to all the carers and organisations who attended our online Carers Rights Day sessions. It was a very informative day where our facilitators were able to provide carers with the answers to their questions to assist them to ‘know their rights’.
For a list of the questions and answers that were asked throughout the day please click here.