Unpaid Carers

Do you look after someone that couldn’t manage without your support? If the answer is yes, then you are a carer. 

You may not consider yourself a carer, as caring is often something we do for family or friends without question and without defining or labelling it as such. If you provide care to someone who needs help because of their illness, frailty, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction, and they couldn’t manage without your support, then you are a carer. 

Carers can be anyone of any age and perform any number of different tasks to support the person they are caring for. You may be providing practical support like shopping, meal preparation, personal care (such as washing or dressing) or you may be providing emotional support to support someone’s mental wellbeing. You do not have to live with the person you care for to be a carer. 

Click on the links below to discover more ways we can support you.



What to do in an emergency

Sometimes things happen that we are not prepared for, so it's important to know who to contact.


Join your Surgeries Carers list

Caring can impact on all aspects of life, which is why it's important we know about your caring role. 


Support Services

Explore local and national support available for carers of all ages.