It’s Carers Rights Day!
This is an important day that brings organisations and communities together, to help spread the world so that carers know their rights and find out how to get the support they are entitled to.
73% of people who care for someone don’t know they are a carer, and as a result 46% miss out on essential financial support and 36% on practical support.* This can include key rights such as flexible working, being consulted on hospital discharge, being identified as a carer by your GP and the right to a Carers Assessment and Carers Allowance.
Jennifer Twist, Chief Executive of Care for the Carers says: “You may be new to caring for someone, or may have been a carer for years – we are here to offer support to everyone. We want carers to know that they are not alone, that they have rights and that there is help available. On 23rd November we are asking everyone in East Sussex to help raise awareness of Carers Rights Day and spread the word, so that no one is left to care alone.”
To support Carers Rights Day, get involved and help raise awareness!
Find out more about how you can show your support: Visit our Carers Rights Day page
*Data source: Carers Trust Adult Carers Survey report 2023