At a time of rising living costs, salary freezes and job losses many families are struggling across the UK, but families affected by illnesses and disabilities are often the hardest hit, as they struggle with the additional costs of caring and lost earning; and now face the risk of cuts to essential services and benefits.

These tough times mean that there has never been a more important time for carers to know their rights, and access all the support they are entitled to. Carers Rights Day is about getting carers the information and advice they need to claim benefits, access practical support and find out how technology can help take the pressure off.