Are you looking after an adult who needs care and support, and living in England? Did you know that from today you have new rights as a carer?
The Care Act puts your rights as a carer on the same legal footing as the rights of people needing care.
You now have a new stronger right to have an assessment of the impact of caring on you. And for the first time there’s a clear legal duty for your local council to meet your needs if you meet the eligibility threshold.
Find out more about the Care Act and about new rights to an assessment for young carers and parent carers in the Children and Families Act at: