Missing out? Know your rights as a carer

Friday 25th November 2016 is Carers Rights Day, where each year Carers UK bring organisations across the UK together to help carers in their local community know their rights and find out how to get the help and support they are entitled to.
Carers Rights Day
When you're caring, getting the right information at the right time can make all the difference. Caring can be extremely complicated, whether we’re grappling with the benefits system or considering how to fund future care costs. Each strand is confusing but when all the strands are tangled, it can feel bewildering.

Information to help with caring on the Brain Injury Hub

The Brain Injury Hub has a section which brings together lots of general information from NHS Choices about caring for a child with a disability. You'll find information on financial support, home adaptations and employment here. You can also gain support and advice from other families affected by brain injury on our brand new Facebook group here.

Information from Carers UK

The Carers UK Adviceline is here when you need expert advice about your rights, about financial and practical support or about any other challenges caring can present. You can call them on 0808 808 7777 or via email advice@carersuk.org Upfront is the first online guide of its kind to give tailored financial and practical information to those who are new to caring. You can find it here. ‘Looking after someone’ is our updated 2017 guide for anyone caring for family or friends. The guide found here, outlines your rights as a carer and gives an overview of the practical and financial support available.  Being Heard is a self-advocacy guide which you can find here. It aimed at carers to help them get their voice heard and communicate their concerns in a way that gives them the best chance of getting a positive outcome.
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