‘I didn’t realise I was a carer’: Upholding carers rights in practice

‘I didn’t realise I was a carer’: Upholding carers rights in practice

Delivered online using Teams


12:00 - 13:00 Wednesday, 22 November 2023

The State of Caring 2022 report from Carers UK, based on a survey of around 8,000 carers in England, found that only a quarter had received a carer’s assessment. Research points to a gap between the rights carers have and practice, largely caused by decreased resources. Social workers – and other social care practitioners – have a vital role in upholding rights.

An open access webinar for Carers Rights Day will look at the impact of the caring role on carers and explore the support they need for their wellbeing. We will consider how to enhance the rights-based response to carers within a constrained and pressured context. The webinar will draw on the recently updated Social Work with Carers online resource.

This webinar is aimed at social workers and social work managers, and is also relevant to social care practitioners, occupational therapists and others working in social care.

Audience Types


People with lived experience and their families

Senior practitioners

Social workers

Strategic leads

Residential / care home workers

Team leaders

Workforce development teams

Principal Social Worker (PSW)

Professional Standards

PQS:KSS - Person-centred practice | The role of social workers | Direct work with individuals and families | Professional ethics and leadership | Values and ethics | Influencing and governing practice excellence within the organisation and community | Developing confident and capable social workers

CQC - Caring | Effective | Responsive

PCF - Rights, justice and economic wellbeing | Values and ethics | Knowledge | Intervention and skills

RCOT - Understanding relationship | Service users | Collaborative

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