Carers' Rights Day

Caring for someone? Know your rights.

Carers' Rights Day 2018People often don’t see themselves as carers. If you're looking after a partner, child, relative, friend or neighbour who couldn't cope without your help then you may be missing out on vital practical and financial support with negative consequences for your own health and finances.

Carers' Rights Day brings organisations across the UK together, helping carers in their local community to know their rights and find out how to get the help and support they are entitled to. If you are caring for someone at the moment and would like to find out more about your rights then visit the Carers UK website.

This Carers Rights Day is on Friday 30 November in Southampton. If you think you might be acting as a carer then Carers in Southampton can help you to identify if you are, and what help and support is available to you and the person you're caring for. Visit their carers assessment webpage to find out more or contact them on 023 8058 2387 or email 

Many carers have money worries. Nearly 8 out of 10 families caring for someone say it has had an impact on their finances. Carers in Southampton provide a free Carers' Card that offers great discounts which can really help.