Support for carers

Caring for someone

A carer is someone who cares for a family member, friend or neighbour because they are ill, frail, disabled or have mental ill-health or substance misuse problems. 

If you are caring for someone who could not manage without your help, you are a carer.

Find out about the help and support you can get, such as:

  • information and advice for carers
  • carers assessment
  • taking a break and time out
  • money and legal matters
  • young carers