About carers News Carers Rights Day Carers Rights Day is about making carers aware of their rights, letting carers know where to get help and support and about raising awareness. There are lots of things you can do to support Carers Rights Day either as an individual or as an organisation. Making carers aware of their rights. Every year, more than 2 million people take on a new caring role. Many struggle to navigate the maze of services and entitlements, and miss out on financial and practical support as a result. And it’s not just people who are new to caring – even those who have been caring for years sometimes aren’t aware of all their entitlements. Letting carers know where to get help and support. Caring can bring all kinds of challenges. We want every carer to know where to turn for advice, information and support, whether in their local community or online. Raising awareness of the needs of carers. Carers Rights Day raises awareness of the needs of carers with the public, decision makers and professionals, helping us realise our vision of a society that respects, values and supports carers. Carers Rights Day is a national campaign organised and led by national carers charity Carers UK. Carers UK give expert advice, information and support to unpaid carers and carer support organisations across the UK. What we're doing Our Annual General Meeting this year will coincide with Carers Rights Day. A number of local companies will be using the day to raise awareness about how they are able to support their working Carers. Packs and posters can be requested from Carers UK and we will share electronic copies as soon as we receive them. Feel free to contact us for more information about your rights For more information on Carers UK and Carers Rights Day nationally, please click here.