Who is a carer?
Many people don't realise they are a carer. You are a carer if:
- you give up your time without pay, to look after someone, who couldn’t cope without your support
- the person you look after is a family member, a partner, a friend, a neighbour who is ill, frail, has a disability or substance dependency
- you support the person you care for with things such as cooking, cleaning, helping to get dressed or emotional support, etc.
You may live in the same home as the person you provide care for or you may live in a different home.
Support for carers
Being a carer during the pandemic can be challenging. There is support available to you. Please go to Support for carers.