Support for carers
What it means to be a carer, and where you can get support if you look after someone.
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
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 services that support carers on the Health and Adult Social Care directory.
Find out how to get these discounts and how to apply for a carers card.
Online tools and support services on the Carers UK website.