Today is Carers Rights Day! Your rights: today, tomorrow and in the future

Each year Carers UK promotes Carers Rights Day where we’re joined by hundreds of organisations and thousands of individuals raising awareness of caring, helping to identify carers and signposting them to information, advice and support.

Whether someone has recently become a carer, realised they have been caring for a while without support or has been caring for someone for many years, it’s important they understand their rights and are able to access the support that is available to them whenever they need it.

Carers Rights Day empowers carers with information and support. It helps them to feel confident asking for what they need and challenge things when their rights are not being met, whether that be that in the workplace or education, in accessing health or social care, when interacting with other professionals or at home.

Our new report, launched for Carers Rights Day, looks at the impact of juggling work with care - plus the rights that carers have now, new changes to the law and what we believe would best support carers in employment in the future. Read the report:

If you have any questions about the research or how to get involved with Carers Rights Day, please contact

Please tweet your local MP to ensure they are aware Carers Rights Day is taking place and to ask what they are doing to support unpaid carers!

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