Carers Rights Day

17th November 2020

Carer Rights Day is Thursday 26th November 2020

Carers Rights Day aims to raise awareness of carer issues and to highlight carers’ rights. The theme this year is ‘Know Your Rights’.

The Carer Support Service have organised an information session via zoom on Carers Rights Day, facilitated by Carers NI in collaboration with Health & Social Trusts in Northern Ireland.

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.

You can find out about your rights as a carer here: https://www.carersuk.org/news-and-campaigns/carers-rights-day/find-out-about-your-rights

Carers Rights, Entitlements and Assessments

Date: Thursday 26th November

Time: 11.00am

This session is for family carers. BHSCT staff who have a caring role outside of work are also invited to attend.

For zoom login details, please book a place with the Carer Support Service

CarerSuppSvcs@belfasttrust.hscni.net

Phone (028) 9504 2126