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Being Heard: a self-advocacy guide for carers

Being Heard is our self-advocacy guide for carers, here to help you communicate your needs with professionals, know your rights and look after your wellbeing.

Caring can be rewarding but also very isolating. You may not know what help to ask for, how to ask, or indeed who to ask.

Being Heard: a self-advocacy guide for carers can help you get your voice heard when you care for someone. Self-advocacy is about being able to have your own needs listened to, as well as speaking up for the person you care for.

The guide stems from work carried out by Carers Scotland and the Scottish Government since 2011, and each guide reflects the situation for carers in each UK nation.

The guides are packed with new information on carers’ rights, speaking up and looking after your wellbeing.

Get the guide

Being HeardMain guide

Click the link below to download the Being Heard guide for each UK nation:






You can order printed copies from our online shop



The guide also features extra resources to download:

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