A carer is someone who provides unpaid support to family or friends who couldn't manage without this help.
This could be caring for a relative, partner or friend, who is ill, frail, disabled, or has mental health or substance misuse problems. You don't have to live in the same house as the person you care for to be their carer.
- Carers' assessments If you're a carer, we can assess your needs so you get the support that you're eligible for
- Breaks from caring Replacement care (respite) and planning for emergencies
- Working and caring Information and advice for people balancing caring and paid employment, or looking to get back into employment
- Looking after yourself Staying healthy, looking after your wellbeing and discounts on health & wellbeing activities with the Carers’ Card
- Young carers Help and support for young carers, including young adult carers aged 16-25
- Parent carers Help and support for parent carers of disabled children or children with special educational needs