An exploration of the UK carer world

Carers Rights Day 

29 November 2013

  1. Giving carers the information and advice they need
  2. Herefordshire Carers Support event
  3. Help via Silver Line
  4. Carer law in print 
  5. More on Carers Rights Day
  6. Carers UK
  7. Care Quality Commission
  8. Other aspects of carer rights
  9. Huge issues of priorities and management and accountability
  10. Listen to omissions from the Care and Support Bill
  11. Care of elderly people was “guesswork most of the time”
  12. The right to cease being a burden

Introduction here

Herefordshire Carers Support Carers Rights Day here

    No press voice here

   Summary covering  proceedings to half-time here



Carers Rights Day is about getting carers the information and advice they need to claim benefits, access practical support and find out how technology can help take the pressure off.  source

Care & Support Bill here

How carers' rights and entitlements will be changing here


Herefordshire Carers Support has organised its event here.  

                          No press voice here.

              Parent Carer Voice event - 6 Dec 2013 here  

                          Leaflet issued on the day             here


Help via Silver Line  here


Carer law in print here.


More on Carers Rights Day here.  



More on Carers UK  Carers rights       

Our research shows that two in five carers felt they had missed out on financial support as a result of not getting the right information and advice early enough. Your events are enormously important in helping carers to get the advice and information they need to claim all the support they are entitled to. From page 2 of the Organisers' handbook

     The top three steps every carer should take to find out about their rights as a carer, get advice, and 

      seek support.  Go to page 16.

Key information on carers’ rights at Item 6 on page 17.


Care Quality Commission (CQC) here.


Other aspects of carer rights

  1. NHS here  
  3. Working while caring for someone with cancer - here.
  5. A guide to carers' rights - here

  6. Glossary here.

  7. Kinship carers here  here more
  8. Support for disabled parents and carers here.

  9. Children - Intro here 
  10.                In care plus here 
  11.                nothing there on the child as carer 
  12.                new rights for vulnerable young carers here.
  13.                young carers here
  15. Vehicles exempt from vehicle tax - the carer will be the person to secure the right - info here  - also check mower!

  16. List of relevant topics here.


theguardian 2012 here.

Jackie Ashley, writes in theguardian about her experience of being a full-time carer to her husband Andrew Marr.

"There are huge issues of priorities and management and accountability to be sorted out, and rather than mudslinging, politicians should be working together to do this." more  here.

Carers struggle to exercise lasting power of attorney here.


Listen to omissions from the Care and Support Bill here - May 2013. Young carers are being bullied.


Sunday Post

You will find an article by journalist Ben Robinson, 17 November,  on paid provision and a string of failings

"The problems uncovered by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) included people being given drugs in the morning instead of at night and staff whose care of elderly people was “guesswork most of the time”.  more here.


The right to cease being a burden here - also via 2c here


pagetop here         for pasting  Carers Rights Day 2013 here