Being the carer of a loved one can have a huge impact on your own life
Find advice on how to look after yourself and get the support that you need
A carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without this help. This could be caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems.
Carers may even be juggling paid work with their unpaid caring responsibilities at home. The term carer should not be confused with a care worker, or care assistant, who receives payment for looking after someone.
Caring for someone who you love is a very tiring and demanding experience. The links below provide a range of key pieces of information and advice to help you look after the person you care for, and to also look after yourself.