Principle 1: Recognition
Carers are recognised for the central role they play in the well-being of the person they are caring for, in community capacity, in society and economic prosperity.
Principle 2: Equal opportunities
Carers have a right to equal opportunities and the ability to specify preferences in all spheres of life, including to what extent they want to be involved in care.
Principle 3:Information and knowledge
Carers have a right to access the information, advocacy and training, appropriate to their stage of the caring journey, and to look after their well-being.
Principle 4: Health and Well-being
Carers have a right to access support and time off from caring to uphold their physical and mental health, to make and maintain social connections and to pursue interests outside of their caring responsibilities.
Principle 5: Employment
Carers have a right to combine caring with paid employment, be supported by their employers and have equal opportunities to remain in and return to work.
Principle 6: Financial security
Carers do not experience economic hardship as a result of caring and are financially secure through schemes that alleviate the pressure on personal finances from caring.