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
Who is a carer
A carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family, partner or friends who could not manage without this help.
The term carer should not be confused with a care worker, or care assistant, who receives payment for looking after someone. Carers may even be juggling paid work with their unpaid caring responsibilities at home.
- Mental health
- Substance misuse problems
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.