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Consistent care and support
From 1 April 2015, care and support was changed to be more consistent across England, including more support for carers. You can find out more by taking a look at the links below:
Department of Health - Care and support and you
Gov.uk - Care Act Factsheets
Carers UK - Assessments and The Care Act
As a carer you have specific legal rights and entitlements. Knowing your rights can help you get the support you need. These rights for carers include:
The right to have your needs assessed by your local authority
The right to receive direct payments so you can chose what services to have
Rights in the workplace
To help you keep up to date with Carers' Rights and other relevant legislation, we've put together a range of useful links below.
Leicestershire County Council - Information for Carers
Carers UK - Looking after someone - information and support for carers
Carers UK - Help with Council Tax