Carers Rights Day 2021

Here you will find information on activities and events taking place across Dundee for Carers Rights Day 2021.

‘A Caring Dundee’ Official Launch

We are excited to announce the official launch of the  ‘A Caring Dundee 2’ strategy, which sets out the City’s direction and aspiration to identifying and supporting unpaid carers and young carers.

To read the strategy click here

Carers have the right to ...

Carers Rights Day 2021 takes place this year on 25 November and every year the campaign fights to raise awareness of carers rights.

Statistics published by Carers Scotland show that this is even more important as ever as covid-19 continues to have a huge impact on the lives of unpaid carers and their families.

In a recent survey of nearly 6,000 carers, we found:

  • Four in five unpaid carers are providing more care for relatives
  • 78% reported that the needs of the person they care for have increased during the pandemic
  • Two thirds (67%) worried about how they will cope through further lockdowns or local restrictions.

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Read more about your rights

We have lots of information available on our website on carers rights

Go to our carers rights webpage

For further information on your rights

Go to Carers UK website

CAB Info Video

To mark Carers Rights Day we were joined by Rowan from Dundee Citizens Advice Bureau who answered questions sent in by carers.

Links in the video

Citizens Advice Bureau Dundee Telephone – 01382 214633
Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm

A triage worker will take your details and arrange for a callback from an adviser within five working days.  If the line is busy, or you are calling outside the above hours, please leave a message. We will make three attempts to contact, and will not leave a voicemail unless you have given us permission.  Please be aware that any callbacks from the bureau will appear as a withheld number.

E-mail – [email protected]

Please send us a summary of your query. We will respond with a form email explaining data protection issues and the further information we will need. If you do not receive this, please check your junk email folder. Once we receive your response, an adviser will contact you within five working days.

Video conferencing Telephone

01382 214633 to arrange an appointment.

National Helplines

Scotland’s Citizens Advice Helpline: 0800 028 1456

Universal Credit Help to Claim: 0800 023 2581

Money Talk Team: 0800 085 7145

Patient Advice Support Service: 0800 917 2127

Scams Action: 0808 250 5050

Virtual Hub - Caring Dundee 2 Strategy and Carers Rights

Lucinda Godfrey, CEO for Dundee Carers Centre was joined by Joyce Barclay Senior Officer for Dundee Health and Social Care Partnership as they announced the official launch of ‘A Caring Dundee 2’ strategy, carers rights, and how this helps make up future plans.

Links in the video

Carers of Dundee Carers Rights Page

‘A Caring Dundee 2’ Summary information page 

Read the full strategy

Carers Support Organisations

Watch past Virtual Hubs on Carers Rights

Virtual Hub – Dundee Health & Social Care Partnership

Virutal Hub – Carers Rights & Group Work

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Watch - What is Power of Attorney? Blackadders Solicitors

Events taking place for Carers Rights Day

Below are events taking place in celebration of Carers Rights Day.