Carers Rights Day Friday 30 November 2018: Caring For Your Future
Having the right information at the right time can make a huge difference when you are looking after someone.
Unlike a paid job, unpaid carers receive no training before taking on their role, so it’s important to get as much knowledge as you can to empower yourself.
Our How To… A Guide for Carers in Croydon factsheets have a wealth of local and national information on a range of topics, including social care, benefits, practical support, housing, hospitals and much more. You can download the recently updated series, or request paper copies when you register at the Carers Support Centre.
You can also find more information and advice for carers in our information section.
Carers’ rights and decision-making
Many carers contact us with concerns about professionals refusing to share information, or making decisions about the person they care for’s treatment without being properly consulted.
On Carers Rights Day, we will be posting a series on mental capacity and carers, so watch this space.
Carers Rights Guide
Carers UK produces an annual Carers Rights Guide with guidance on your rights as a carer: download the 2018 Carers Rights Guide. We will also have printed guides available at the Carers Support Centre on Carers Rights Day.