What or who is a carer?

A carer is anyone of any age who cares – without pay* – for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support. 

*Unwaged carers are not paid for the care they provide. They may have a job which they balance alongside their caring duties.

Please visit the relevant carers' service below for further details of support available in each of our localities.

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