Carers Rights Day 2020

The theme for Carers Rights Day 2020 is 'Know Your Rights'

 

The 26th November is Carers Rights Day, but the information we wanted to share some excellent information from Carers UK & ourselves which is valuable every day! Sign up for our regular Carers Newsletter so you are kept up to date with information and guidance relevant to you – CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

Watch our three special short films from Village Agents, who support unpaid Carers in Somerset:

 

Click Here for Film One
Click Here for Film Two
Click Here for Film Three

From Carers UK –

In a recent survey of nearly 6,000 carers, we 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. 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.

If you are caring for someone and want to know more about your rights, click here to read their Looking after someone guide.

 

If Only I’d Known That

You can get a FREE book ‘If Only I’d Known That’ written by a Carer for Carers to learn from her journey, caring for her husband with dementia.

You can read online or download a copy here: https://tinyurl.com/y54ul5v9 

Or call 0800 3168600 or email carers@somersetrcc.org.uk to obtain a printed copy

 

 

 

Somerset Community Connect

Somerset County Council have full details of all the support available in Somerset for Carers on their Community Connect Website, including groups and online groups that they have established for Carers & micro providers.

 

www.somersetcommunityconnect.org.uk/information-advice/carers/support-for-carers-in-somerset

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