by Ian Yuill on 28 November, 2018
This year, Carers Rights Day takes place on Friday 30th November. The day brings organisations together from across the UK, helping carers know their rights and get the help and support they deserve. It does this whilst raising awareness for carers across the UK and the vital contributions that they make.
In the UK, 6,000 people become carers daily, and for the majority it is not planned. Many even give up work as juggling work and care responsibilities often becomes too much. Without the amazing work of these carers, many sufferers of serious or long-term illnesses would not be able to live a full life.
This year the key theme of Carers Rights Day is ‘Caring for Your Future’. It is vital that carers maintain a strong social life. Caring for a loved one can become all-consuming and lead to isolation and mental health problems without a network of friends and family to talk to.
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