Your rights as a carer

The most important right that you have is to be listened to and have your views taken into account. This means:

  • You should be asked if you are able and willing to provide some or all of the care that is needed.
  • You should be consulted about the services that could be provided for the person you care for, if the person you care for agrees.
  • If you are providing a lot of care then you may need help and support so that caring doesn’t take over your life and cause you ill health.

If this is the case, you have the right to discuss your support needs with a health or social worker. This is called a Carers Assessment and is separate to the assessment that the person you care for receives.

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