Carers Rights Day is the national day that helps to ensure carers are aware of their rights and know where to get help and support. It also raises awareness of the needs of carers.
Every day 6,000 people in the United Kingdom become carers (Carers UK), often unexpectedly.
As a result, they have no way to plan or prepare for the sudden changes to their own life – whether that be juggling their employment with caring or having to claim new benefits. At the same time, they will have to come to terms with their new caring role and navigate the health and social services system.