Welsh Government Charter for unpaid Carers


This Charter for Unpaid Carers sets out the legal rights of unpaid carers in Wales under the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014. These rights are the same for all unpaid carers, whether they are an adult, a young person or a child.

It also references relevant human rights and principles. Raising awareness of rights can empower unpaid carers to take control and recognise when their rights are being compromised, but it is equally important to raise awareness of rights amongst professionals.

Read about your rights:

  • The right to well-being
  • The right to have information, advice and assistance
  • The right to an assessment
  • The right to have your voice heard and have control over decisions about your support
  • The right to advocacy if you are unable to fully take part in discussions yourself

Download the charter in pdf or view online in adult or youth friendly versions:     English                  Cymraeg


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