A carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without this help due to illness, disability, mental ill health or a substance misuse problem.
Carers can also give emotional support by:
If you recognise yourself in a situation similar to any of those above, with any relative, friend or neighbour, you may be a carer and we can help to support you.
Take the carer's assessment
For more information, read the
Are you a Carer-leaflet (PDF)
[947KB] - a guide for residents who provide care and support to a family member or close friend.
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