Carers and the law
The law relating to carers differs across the UK and covers a huge range of issues.
In this section you will find more information about different Acts that may apply to carers.
The Acts cover a wide range of issues that may affect you as a carer including working and learning, getting a carer's assessment and equality.
In Wales, carers’ rights are outlined under the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014. Under the act, all carers in Wales are entitled to an assessment of their needs for care and support and having those needs met.
Date revised: 15/12/2020