If you provide unpaid care for someone who, because of disability or the effects of old age, cannot manage at home without help, you are a carer. As a carer you have rights including access to support services and financial support.
Carers take on many roles. You are a carer if you look after a new baby with a disability or care for an elderly family member, support a partner with a substance misuse or mental health problem. All carers need services to be able to recognise the individual and changing needs throughout their caring journey.
The links on this page have lots of information on caring for people with issues such as physical and mental illness, learning disability and old age. They can also help you with the support available to you like:
- Respite Care
- Benefits and Money Advice
- Transport and Mobility
To find out more, follow the links of the right hand side of the page.