It is essential people looking after a family member or friend know their rights, and also that the wider community understands the role of carers and importance of their rights.
Not least because there are many people who look after a family member or friend who do not yet realise they are a carer. Many people may also know carers and not be aware of the vital, yet demanding, role that this can be.
If you are looking after a family member or friend find the information you can benefit from the following information about your rights:
- Caring Together guide to carers’ rights: If you look after a family member or friend, it is important you understand your rights as a carer, and where you are able to access support when you need it. Read our guide.
- Carer’s card – be identified as a carer: The What If? card has been available for a few years but we have now made it dual purpose – it has become a carer’s card to identify you as someone looking after a family member or friend too.
- Guide to Peterborough City Hospital for carers: Peterborough City Hospital are producing a video to talk you through what you can expect if you look after a family member or friend who goes into the hospital, and emphasising the value of you making yourself know to staff as a carer.
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