We at The Carers Centre Leicestershire and Rutland knows that Carers are the expert in their field which is their lived experiences of caring for someone. Therefore, they should be able to have a say in the decisions that affect them and/or the person they care for along with having a say in the policies and the services that is provided for them.
Carers voices should be heard and listened to at all levels.
We offer Information and Training in our Together We Care groups on how to develop self advocacy skills and how to navigate the complex health and social care world getting the best suport you can for yourself and the person you care for.
There is also a Being Heard guide produced by Carers UK which is self-advocacy guide for carers and will help you communicate your needs with professionals, know your rights and look after your wellbeing. Please see the links are below.