I want to know about my rights as a carer
Did you know?
A carer is a person who is unpaid and looks after or supports someone who needs help with their day-to-day life due to reasons such as:
- their age
- a long-term illness
- mental health
- substance misuse
What the Care Act says
From April 2015, care and support in England changed for the better.
Free carer health checks
Get a free NHS Health Check to maintain and improve your health.
Free leisure pass for carers
You could be entitled to a free leisure pass to access discounts on a range of activities.
Support for carers in an emergency
Apply for a Barnet Emergency Card to keep the people you are caring for safe in the event something happens to you.
Find out if you are eligible for an allowance to help you look after someone who needs to be cared for.
We can review your needs as a carer and help you find out what additional support you are entitled to.
Let us know how we have done - send us your comments, compliments or complaints.
Find out how you could support someone in their own home and help them live independently.
Events and activities
Search for an event or activity in your local area, from joining a support group to attending a training session.