Am I a Carer?
Each day, six million carers in the UK provide unpaid help and support to a relative or friend who is ill, frail, disabled, and/or has a long term illness. Anyone can become a carer. Carers can be of any age, from any cultural or social background.
Many carers do not consider themselves to be a carer. They may be just looking after one or both parents, their child, or best friend, simply getting on with it and doing what anyone else would in the same situation.
Carer, not Care Worker
The term carer should not be confused with a care-worker, or care assistant, who receives payment for looking after someone.
Carers often live with the person they care for but this is not always the case.
Carers provide care because of the relationship they have with the cared for person. Most do it willingly, but some feel they have no choice.
The physical and emotional wellbeing of a carer can be compromised by their caring role.
If you are a carer, you are entitled to support in your caring role.
Our website can provide you with a wealth of information about carers from getting help with financial matters, work and caring, accessing services to finding out the latest news or social opportunities happening in your area of the county.
If you do not find what you are looking for please feel free to contact our office and arrange to speak to one of our team.