Home Children and Young People Know your rights as a carer

Know your rights as a carer

by Cathy Sheel

Find out more about your rights as an unpaid carer and the practical support available this Carers Rights Day, Thursday, 23 November.

Many people are taking on caring responsibilities for their relatives and friends who are disabled, ill or older and who need support.

Each year, Carers Rights Day helps to ensure carers are aware of their rights and know where to get help and support, as well as raising awareness of the needs of carers. Here’s more information about Carers Rights Day.

Knowsley Carers Centre offers a range of services to support unpaid carers who live in Knowsley or care for a Knowsley resident. These include:

  • information and advice, including how to access a Carers Assessment
  • benefits advice
  • carers ID and emergency cards
  • training activities, social group and breaks
  • counselling

The Council also provides support to carers to maintain a good quality of life. To discuss how you can be supported, contact the team on 0151 443 2600.

If you are caring for someone and want to find out more about your rights, read the Looking after Someone guide.