Whether you are a new carer or have been caring for someone for a while, we believe that it’s 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.
Of course, in 'normal' times we would be inviting you in to the Centre to talk to our staff and partnership colleagues to help inform you, but sadly it's another thing online today. So maybe you can make yourself a cup of tea and spend a little bit of time reading about your rights as a carer today.
You can read the Carers Trust Social Care Survey in full here:
Sorry, the reality doesn't make for cheerful reading, but work like this is vital to highlight the plight of carers.
Once again I've had such a busy week and I'm trying to catch up! Yesterday I started to write a blog entry and then realised at the end of the day that I hadn't managed to complete it. Oops!
I did however find a good news story to make you smile -
Lets hope there's lots of snow this year, when we're all tucked up safely at home.