Carers Rights Day – Friday 20 November 2015

Carers Rights Day – Friday 20 November 2015

Having the right information at the right time can make a huge difference when you are looking after someone.

Each year Carers Rights Day brings 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.

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 Uk, 2015) www.carersuk.org

There are Carers Rights Day drop-ins taking place in West Lancashire to enable carers’ to find out about their rights, why not call in at

  • St John’s Baptist church, School Lane, Burscough. L40 4AE (10am – 12 noon)
  • Massarella Coffee Shop, Concourse Shopping Centre, Skelmersdale.  WN8 6LN (10am – 12 noon)
  • Brookes Bistro, Brookside Living, Aughton Street, Ormskirk.  L39 3BH (1pm – 3pm)

Or visit http://ncompassnorthwest.co.uk/ for more information.