Carers Rights Day

Thursday 23rd November 2023

Whether you are a new carer or have been caring for a family member, friend or neighbour for some time, you can often feel unheard or unsupported, but as an unpaid carer you have rights.

The purpose of Carers Rights Day is to ensure:

  • Carers are aware of their rights
  • Letting carers know where to get help and support
  • Raising awareness of the needs of carers

Free Information and Advice Fair on Thursday 23rd November in Exeter

Join us at Exeter Phoenix, Gandy St, Exeter, EX4 3LS, 10am to 4pm to chat to us for information and advice to help support you in your caring role. Talk to us about: self-referring for Health and Wellbeing Checks (Carers Assessments); carer workshops; peer support; Carer Friendly Devon; Carer Friendly Employers and signing up for our latest magazine, we’d love to see you there! Refreshments will be available, so why not come along and visit us.

We will also be joined by a number of other organisations who you can chat to for information about their services.

Organisations will include:

Did you know the rights of an unpaid carer include:

  • The right to a Carer’s Assessment and your identified needs being met
  • Rights at work and the right not to be discriminated against because of your caring role
  • The right to be recognised as a carer
  • The right to be included in hospital discharge planning
  • Carers right to a break
  • The right to register with your GP Practice as an unpaid carer to enable you to access health checks and Covid-19 and flu vaccinations
  • (New carer leave bill coming in 2024) The right for unpaid carers to get up to 5 unpaid days off work for their care role needs

For more information on carers rights visit: Carers UK