Carers Rights Day - 26th November
Carers are individuals who are caring for someone who cannot manage without them due to illness, physical disability, frailty, learning disability, mental health issues, addiction or additional needs. The carers' rights movement draws attention to issues of low income, social exclusion, damage to mental and physical health identified by research into unpaid caregiving. In social policy and campaigning the movement distinguishes such people's situation from that of paid care workers, who in most developed countries have the benefit of legal employment protection and rights at work. With an increasingly ageing population in all developed societies, the role of carer has been increasingly recognised as an important one, both functionally and economically.
Today is all about raising awareness around how important carers are and understanding the support that should be given to them.
If you are a Young Carer/Young Adult Carer/Carer then click here for further details on how to get support at College.