Carers Rights Day 26 November 2020
Unpaid carers in Wales have saved £33 million every day of the pandemic.
Yet only 7% of adults are aware that carers have legal rights, says Carers Wales.
Find out more about your rights: Looking After Someone (Wales): Information and support for carers
Carers Wales is calling on Welsh Government to commit to:
- A large scale public, awareness raising campaign to increase awareness of unpaid carers and their legal rights to information, advice and support contained in the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act
- Systematic identification of carers by health and social care professionals, and the introduction of a new duty on the NHS to identify carers and promote their health and wellbeing
- Increased levels of financial support to carers services at the local level