Caring for someone

Many people don't receive the support they need because they don't recognise the caring role they have.

A carer is a person of any age - adult or child – who provides unpaid support to a friend or family member, who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support.   The NHS provides a useful description of how to tell if you are a carer.

In this section you will find information about the following:

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