Who is a carer?

You are a Carer if you provide unpaid help and support to a partner, child, friend, relative or neighbour who could not manage without your help.

The person you look after might have a physical or learning difficulty, be ill or frail, have mental health problems or misuse drugs or alcohol. You do not have to live with the person you care for to receive free support.

Carers UK

Carers UK are a national membership charity for carers. The provide support and advice as well as comapaigning on behalf of carers. For more information, visit their website or telephone:

  •  Carers UK help and advice line: 0808 808 7777
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