Carers Rights Day 2020 - Know your rights

19 November 2020

Carers Rights Day is a campaign run by Carers UK every year to raise awareness about the rights and needs of carers and of the support and help that is available to them.

Carers UK writes:

'Carers need to know their rights wherever they are in their caring journey: whether they are in the workplace, in a healthcare setting, when interacting with professionals or at home. This Carers Rights Day, we want to empower carers with information and support, so they can feel confident asking for what they need. We also want carers to know how to challenge things when their rights are not being met.'

TuvIDA Carers Hub (the new name for The Reading and West Berkshire Carers Hub and Crossroads Reading) is offering online events on Thursday 26 November & Friday 27 November 2020. 

The programme is below. To find out more and book onto a Virtual Session, please contact TuVIDA on 0118 324 7333 or alternatively, you can email


Thursday 26th November

Marie Quinn from M2M Solicitor’s will be discussing the following topics:

  • 11.00 – 11.30 am Employment rights, including flexible working and reasonable adjustments.
  • 11.30 – 12.00pm Housing Benefit, including bedroom tax.
  • 12.00 12.30pm Tenancies, including assignment and succession.
  • 12.30 – 1.00pm Going to court and appointing a litigation friend

2:00 - 3:00 pm Virtual: Sham Baig - Team Manager at the funding offices team will be discussing The Care Act

This will be a presentation covering Direct Payments and your rights to an assessment and what this entails. There will be an opportunity to ask questions but please note that Sham is unable to discuss individual cases

3:00 - 4:00 pm - Virtual: Veronique Muhammad will be discussing digital resources available to carers.

Digital resources can help find targeted information, build networks of support, develop personal resilience and manage care more effectively.


Friday 27th November - additional session due to popular demand

10 am - 12 pm  Colin Morris at the Department of Work & Pensions

Colin is a Partner Advisor at the Department of Work and Pensions and has over 30 years of knowledge and experience.  He will be covering topics including:

  • Furlough, redundancies, pensions, benefits and your rights as a carer.