Bluebird Care Merton supports Carers Rights Day 2018

Published: 26/11/2018

Bluebird Care Merton is supporting Carers Rights Day 2018, organised by Carers UK on Friday 30th November.

Bluebird Care Merton is supporting Carers Rights Day 2018, organised by Carers UK on Friday 30th November.

Each year Carers Rights Day takes place to inform carers in local communities of their rights and how to get the help and support they need. This year’s theme is ‘Caring For Your Future’, to really encourage individuals to seek the support that they are entitled to and to make sure they know they are not alone.

According to Carers UK, 6.5 million people across the UK are carers, with loved ones now living longer it is estimated that 6,000 individuals are becoming carers every day. Caring for someone is not easy and Carers UK are there to support these individuals by listening, offering expert advice and informing you of your rights and entitlements as a carer.

Carers UK have over 250 volunteers working hard across the UK to connect carers with their local communities through support groups.

Last years’ national day meant that the Carers Rights Guides were distributed to over 500 carers, this year Carers UK are hoping to reach even more people but need all the help they can in raising awareness of their campaign.

Commenting, Jay Patel, Director of Bluebird Care Merton said;

“It is important to us at Bluebird Care to support local carers in our area and so we are helping to raise awareness of carers rights with this campaign. It is important all that carers are aware of their rights and entitlements, which if they are new to caring they may not even know about.”

Visit the Carers UK website, to find out more about the campaign and how you can get involved.

Bluebird Care is a national provider of home and live in care, specialising in working with customers who live with dementia, physical disabilities and many other acute and chronic conditions. Bluebird Care work alongside their customers’ families, social services and the NHS to ensure each person receives the care they need.

Bluebird Care offers a unique service of tailored care visits which range from anything from 30 minutes to full live-in support. As well as personal care they also help with meal preparation, welfare checks, shopping, social trips, visits to the hospital and provide extra support for post-discharge customers.

For more details contact Bluebird Care by calling 020 8687 5745, emailing, or by visiting their website at