CARERS RECOGNITION ACT 2012

Gateways as a care support organisation complies with its obligations under the Carers Recognition Act 2012

CARE RELATIONSHIP PRINCIPLES

Principles relating to carers

A carer should-

  • be respected and recognised-

–       as an individual with his or her own needs; and

–       as a carer; and

–       as someone with special knowledge of the person in his or her care; and

  • be supported as an individual and as a carer, including during changes to the care relationship; and
  • be recognised for his or her efforts and dedication as a carer and for the social and economic contribution to the whole community arising from his or her role as a carer; and
  • if appropriate, have his or her views and cultural identity taken into account, together with the views, cultural identity, needs and best interests of the person for whom he or she is a carer, in matters relating to the care relationship, including when decisions are made that impact on the carer and the care relationship; and
  • have his or her social wellbeing and health recognised in matters relating to the care relationship; and
  • have the effect of his or her role as a carer on his or her participation in employment and education recognised and considered in decision making.

Principles relating to persons being cared for

A person being cared for in a care relationship should-

  • be respected, recognised and supported as an individual and as a person in a care relationship, including during changes to the care relationship; and
  • have his or her views taken into account, together with his or her needs, cultural identity and best interests, in how he or she is cared for; and
  • have his or her changing needs considered and taken into account in how he or she is cared for.

Principles relating to care relationships

A person in a care relationship should-

  • have his or her care relationship respected and honoured; and
  • if appropriate, have his or her views considered in the assessment, planning, delivery, management and review of services affecting him or her and the care relationship.

Legal rights not affected

The care relationship principles set out above do not create, or confer on any person, any right or entitlement enforceable at law.