Your Rights as a Carer

As a carer you have the right to:

  • A carers assessment
  • Access to a self carers assessment
  • A market of services to support you
  • Advocacy services

You or someone else can ask your local carers centre to visit you to carry out a carers assessment or they are accessible from social services on 01217048007.

If you have already had a carers assessment, you can request to have it reviewed if you feel that your needs or circumstances have changed.

External Links


Care Act Factsheet

Carers UK

Carers UK looking after someone guide.

Related My Rights

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Raising awareness with BBC Radio WM

Our own Pauline Manby shared with Merisha Stevenson of BBC Radio WM, the work we do to help support and raise awareness for unpaid carers. Watch the segment here.

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