Caring and carers
The council co-ordinates and provides a range of support for carers in the city. Carers look after family, partners or friends in need of help because they are ill, frail or have a disability. The care they provide is unpaid.
The person being cared for may need help with personal care such as washing, dressing, eating; domestic support such as shopping, laundry or paying bills or emotional support.
Carers may experience financial worries, emotional stress, isolation and loneliness, health problems and/or lack of information and support.
Support available for carers
Brighton & Hove City Council can offer the following to carers:
- a carer's needs assessment to consider your ability and willingness to provide care and any help that you may need to do so.
- help to take a break from your caring role
- services to assist you in your caring role
- services to support your employment
PATCHED offers support and services for the families, friends and carers of substance misusers or anyone in the local community experiencing the effects of someone else’s drug or alcohol problem
If you care for a disabled child, your needs as a parent or young carer will be considered as part of an assessment of the needs of your child and family.
For further information, see the Children's Disability Services.
Young carers are children and young people under 18 years who provide, or intend to provide, care, assistance or support to another family member. Young carers often carry out, on a regular basis, significant or substantial caring tasks and they assume a level of responsibility which would usually be associated with an adult. The person receiving care is often a parent but could also be a sibling, grandparent or other family member who is disabled or ill.
Find out more about paid carers
News and Events
For information on news and events which may be relevant to you in your role as carer, please go to our news and events page.
- Alzheimer's Society
- Back Care Service
- Carer's Needs Assessments
- Carers Centre
- Carers Grant - Breaks and Services for Carers of Adults
The information prescriptions website lists links to support, advice and financial information.