Carers play a vital role in providing care to ill, frail or disabled family members, friends or partners. The care they provide is unpaid. If you are a carer, you are not alone – every day 6,000 people take on a caring responsibility.
A carer is anyone, including children and adults who looks after a family member, partner or friend who needs help because of their illness, frailty, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction and cannot cope without their support. The care they give is unpaid, this is inclusive of both adult and young carers
Help for carers looking after a loved one
If you look after a partner, relative or friend who is disabled or ill due to physical or mental health, you are a carer, even if you don’t think of yourself as one. Find out about the emotional, practical and financial support available to you.
Caring will affect us all at some point in our lives. We’ll be here for you when that happens. With your help, we can be there for the 6,000 people who start looking after someone each day.
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