It is not very often that one would realise the value of carers, especially when there is no necessity for one. However, it is indisputable that carers play crucial roles in many lives. Carers Rights Day is all about enabling the people who contribute to others’ lives to get what they rightfully deserve. The purpose behind Carers Rights Day is to create awareness among carers about their rights and what they could claim for the services they render.
Carers Rights Day has traditionally played a pivotal role in enriching carers in tough times; giving them all the help they need in tough times. It is estimated that there is a significant amount of funds that are left unclaimed, despite their being due for carers. Carers Rights Day is commemorated in November to let the carers know that they are not alone, that there are organisations available to mobilise the voices of carers and stand for their rights.
Carers Rights Day typically involves a lot of activities conducted by different participating organisations in events across cities. They could be full-day or half-day events attended by the DWP as well as health and local authorities and carers trusts. Further, there would also be opportunities for people interested in being part of the caring community to get information about what it takes to be a carer.
Given the fact that not many people have any idea about getting past the nuances of the welfare system, Carers Rights Day is the perfect opportunity for carers to know what they are entitled for and what they could claim for having been part of the caring community.