The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every aspect of caring, affecting carers’ access to support and services, their finances, and their physical and mental health. Our research estimates that an additional 4.5 million people have taken on caring responsibilities since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s never been more important for carers to be informed and know their rights.
This Carers Rights Day, we’re encouraging organisations across the UK to empower carers in their local communities through our theme: Know Your Rights
Last year more than 400 carers’ support groups, carers’ organisations, local authorities, GP surgeries, hospitals, businesses and others got involved reaching thousands of carers with information, support and advice.