Surrey Heartlands should be a place where carers are recognised, valued and supported, both in their caring role and as an individual. Carers in Surrey should be able to expect to:
- Be identified as a carer as early as possible,
- Be informed, respected and included by health and social care professionals,
- Have choice and control about their caring role,
- Be able to stay healthy and well themselves,
- Have their own needs and wishes as an individual recognised and supported,
- Be socially connected and not isolated,
- Have support in accessing education and employment or help to remain in work.
- Have their religious and cultural needs respected
Young carers and young adult carers should be able to thrive and develop educationally, personally and socially, and be protected from excessive or inappropriate caring roles. This support should be available equally to all carers. Partners will therefore endeavour to reach out to hard to reach carers including those from Black and Minority Ethnic Communities, traveller groups and military families.