Carers Rights

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As an informal/unpaid carer you have rights that are recognised in the UK. These rights ensure that you can access information and support in your caring role including:

  • Carers have the right to receive a Carer’s Assessment and support if eligible
  • Carers have the right to request to be identified as a carer
  • Carers have the right to be involved in decisions around hospital discharge
  • Carers have the right to be protected from discrimination
  • Carers have the right to request flexible working
  • Carers have the right to request a free flu jab