Bluebird Care (Thurrock & Castle) Point supports Carers Rights Day 2015

Published: 03/11/2015

Bluebird Care (Thurrock & Castle Point) is supporting Carers Rights Day 2015 in aid of Carers UK on Friday 20 November.

Bluebird Care (Thurrock & Castle) Point is supporting Carers Rights Day 2015 in aid of Carers UK on Friday 20 November.

Each year Carers Rights Day takes place to raise awareness of the needs of carers with the public, helping to create a society that respects, supports and values carers.

According to Carers UK, 1 in 8 adults (around 6.5 million people) in the UK are carers. Every day another 6,000 people take on a caring responsibility – that equals over 2 million people each year. By 2037, it’s expected that the number of carers will increase to 9 million.

The aim of Carers Rights Day is to bring organisations across the UK together to help carers in their local community know their rights and let them know how to get the help and support they are entitled to.

Last year over 1,000 carers’ support groups, carers’ organisations, local authorities, GP surgeries, hospitals, businesses and others got involved reaching thousands of carers with information and advice.

Commenting, Alvin Osei-Tutu, Owner of Bluebird Care (Thurrock & Castle Point) said;
We here at Bluebird Care Thurrock & Castle Point are supporting local carers in our area, and helping to raise awareness of this campaign. We understand the huge responsibility of caring, and how sometimes it can be hard to juggle it all.  Many carers, especially those new to caring, go for long periods of time unaware of their rights and entitlements. 
Visit the Carers UK website, to find out more about the campaign and how you can get involved.