Carers Rights Day – Know Your Rights26th November 2020
Whether you are a new carer or have been caring for someone for a while, we believe that it is important that you understand your rights and are able to access the support that is available to you as soon as you need it.
Many people are taking on more caring responsibilities for their relatives and friends who are disabled, ill or older and who need support. Each year, Carers Rights Day helps us:
- ensure carers are aware of their rights
- let carers know where to get help and support
- raise awareness of the needs of carers.
The theme for Carers Rights Day 2020 is ‘Know Your Rights’
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.
For more information on your rights you can contact the Carer Support Service on T: 9504 2126 or E: CarerSuppSvcs@belfasttrust.hscni.net