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This guide provides practical information on how the Human Rights Act is relevant to you and the person you care for.

The guide outlines and explains your human rights, as protected by the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Equality Act 2010. It should help you understand how human rights relate to your caring role, and how they can be used to stand up for your rights and the rights of the person you care for.

It includes accessible explanations of the law, examples and real case studies, to show how human rights can empower people in their discussions with public services.

Download Your human rights - a pocket guide for carers on the British Institute of Human Rights website. 

Next update due: February 2019