Lincolnshire County Council is calling for as many organisations and individuals as possible to mark Carers Rights Day on Thursday, 24 November
This year’s Carers Rights Day focuses on the need to recognise what Caring Costs. It could be the cost to unpaid carers’ wellbeing and ability to access health services, financial costs associated with looking after someone, or the effects on carers’ employment options.
Taking care of someone may cost carers the quality of their relationships, through not being able to take time out to spend time with friends and family or through changes to the relationship with those they care for. And the current cost of living challenges is being flet even more acutely by carers throughout the UK.
“Carers need to know their rights wherever they are in their caring journey and are able to access the support that is available to them as soon as they need it” said Councillor Wendy Bowkett, executive councillor for adult care and public health.
“This Carers Rights Day we want to highlight the information and support available for carers so they can feel confident asking for what they need and can challenge things when their rights aren’t being met. We’ll continue to champion the needs of our carers in the workplace and the many spread across our county to give them the recognition they deserve.”
Cllr Mrs Patricia Bradwell OBE, executive member for children’s services, added: "It can be particularly challenging for young carers to juggle their caring duties with school, so it’s vital they know their rights and what support is available.
The council greatly values the role played by young carers, and we have support available if you need it. We can offer you and your family an opportunity to talk about your caring role and any worries you have, and help you understand you are not on your own by giving you a chance to meet other young carers.”
To find support available on the Lincolnshire Carers’ Service, go to - www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/support-carers and to find out how the Lincolnshire Young Carers Service supports young carers up to the age of 19 go to, Young Carers Service