Support for carers

What it means to be a carer, and where you can get support if you look after someone.

Support for carers in British Sign Language

What a carer is

A carer is someone who provides unpaid support to a family member, child, partner or friend who couldn’t manage daily activities without this help. They don’t have to live in the same house as the person they care for.

A carer could support someone who: 

  • is ill or frail
  • is disabled
  • has a mental health condition
  • has a learning disability
  • has dementia
  • has a substance misuse problem

Complete our online self assessment to find out what help is available for the person you care for.

Where to get help for yourself

The Council and the Clinical Commissioning Group fund the Carers Hub. They list a range of services for carers that look after someone in Brighton & Hove.

Find information about services, and request a carers assessment, on the Carers Hub. 

You can also find local support services in our directory.

Carers card

We work in partnership with Amaze and the Carers Hub, and offer discounts to carers for local activities.

Find out how to get these discounts and how to apply for a carers card.

More information

Do you look after someone information fact sheet.

Discounts available with the carers card.

Online tools and support services on the Carers UK website.