Am I a carer?
A carer is someone who provides unpaid support to an adult family member or friend who could not manage to live independently, or whose health would deteriorate, without this help. This may be due to frailty, disability, a health condition or substance misuse.
You might not recognise yourself as a carer; instead you are mother, father, brother, sister, daughter, son, husband, wife, partner, friend and so on.
We want families to be linked to the full range of support available, whether specific to the needs of the person they care for, or for them as family or friend, or both.