It's Carers Rights Day this week, with information to rights and support available to unpaid carers.

Carers Rights Day is an annual campaign on November 25, led by Carers UK that raises awareness to the rights unpaid carers have.

NEWCIS, who are one of the largest providers of carer services in Wales, deliver information, one to one support, training and counselling to carers who provide unpaid support to family or friends living in North-East Wales. Unpaid carers are currently dealing with more challenges than ever before due to the coronavirus pandemic, affecting access to services, the ability to juggle work and care and much more. NEWCIS say that they are committed to supporting carers through the imminent difficulties that the current climate is causing, and it is more

NEWCIS get behind the campaign every year and is dedicated to empowering carers to be well-equipped with timely information and support. Whether someone is a new carer or have been caring for someone for a while, carers need to know their rights wherever they are in their caring journey. It is important that they understand their rights and are able to access the support that is available to them.

Carers Wales recommended in the Carers UK 'Caring behind closed doors: six months on' report (October 2020) that the Welsh Government should reinstate as a matter of urgency its commitment to an awareness raising publicity campaign to identify and inform carers of their rights.

In November 2021, the Welsh Government launched their #MakeYourSelfKnown campaign ahead of this year's Carers Rights Day which explains the rights unpaid carers have under the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014. There are several rights included in the Act for all carers, whether they are a child, a young person or an adult. These include the right to wellbeing, the right to information, advice and assistance, the right to an assessment of their needs, the right to have their voice heard and the right to advocacy.

NEWCIS can provide support to learn more about rights and to access support when its needed. Learn more at /, view the full list of services at or contact them on 01352 752525 or for more information