Carers Rights Day

Many of our regulars to Wallsend Online are carers, so we think that it’s important to bring you upto date with what is going on in the world of caring. Here is an update from our friends at NT Carers.

It’s important that carers understand their rights and are able to access the support that is available to them as soon as they need it. Many people are taking on more caring responsibilities for their relatives and friends who are disabled, ill or older and who need support. Each year, Carers Rights Day helps us:

• ensure carers are aware of their rights
• let carers know where to get help and support
• raise awareness of the needs of carers.

This year’s Carers Rights Day campaign will focus on raising awareness of the rights that unpaid carers have. The pandemic has had a massive impact on the lives of carers, affecting access to services, the ability to juggle work and care and much more. That’s why it’s more important than ever that carers are aware of what they have the right to.
The sessions are planned to be face to face but carer’s safety is paramount so we will be monitoring guidance and can offer sessions online if needed.