Unpaid Carers saved the Government “£530 million” per day during the Covid-19 pandemic last year. (Carers UK)
Carers’ Rights Day is a day in which organisations come together to help raise awareness of the needs of carers and ensure that all carers are aware of their rights. It is also important for organisations to let carers know where to get help and support.
Did you know?
“800,000 young carers aged 5-17 care for an adult or family member in the UK.” – The Children’s Society
The Carer Card
The Carer Card serves to recognise your role as an unpaid carer and also has a space for urgent contact information.
During the Covid-19 lockdown, we saw a lot of people apply for a Carer Card to show that they were travelling for a legitimate reason or shopping on someone else’s behalf.
Find out more about the Carer Card here.
Further Sources of Information, Advice, and Support
“Carers Trust is a major charity for, with and about carers. We work to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems. Our vision is that unpaid carers count and can access the help they need to live their lives.”Carers Trust
Action For Children
“Our vision is that every child and young person has a safe and happy childhood, and the foundations they need to thrive.
We put children at the heart of everything we do. That includes our mission and values. They’re our blueprint for the way we work.”Action For Children
Tel: 0300 123 2112