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Carers Rights Day 2023

Carers Rights Day is a national campaign that aims to raise awareness for the rights of unpaid carers in the UK and to highlight the many challenges they face.


In the run-up to Carers Rights day 2023 on Thursday 23rd of November, Carers Count will be joining the conversation across social media to reach out to carers across Kirklees to let them know that we see them, we hear them and that we are here to support them in any way we can.


As part of our plans for the week, we are inviting carers from across Kirklees to join us for a special event at Brain Jackson House in Huddersfield.  We will be hosting a self-care and wellness session (booking required) in partnership with the Kirklees Wellness Service from 10 am - 11 am. This will be followed by an Information and Advice drop-in session from 11 am - 1.30 pm. Refreshments and snacks will also be available. 


Take a look at our poster to see what we have planned and how you can get involved for Carers Rights Day. 


Carers Count is here to help support carers, whether you need assistance with accessing services, registering as a carer with your GP, knowing your rights, applying for benefits, support from an advocate or meeting other carers for friendship and shared experiences – we have a willing team of professionals on hand to guide you through your carer journey.


Find out more about your rights as an unpaid carer and how Carers Count is here to support you. 


Carers Rights Day event poster. 23rd November, Brian Jackson House 10am - 1.30pm. Call 0300 012 0231 for more information.

What rights do I have as a Carer?

  • Carers have the right to discuss flexible working options
  • Carers have the right to protection from discrimination
  • Carers have the right to request a free flu jab
  • Carers have the right to receive a Carer's Assessment
  • Carers have the right to be identified as a carer
  • Carers have the right to be consulted on hospital discharge
Watch our short video to find out more about Carers Rights.


As well as these rights which are all covered under legislation in the Care Act, you also have the right to look after and manage your own wellbeing.

10 reasons why we need carers rights day

Read our blog on 10 reasons why we need Carers Rights Day