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Who is a carer?

  • You could be a relative, friend or neighbour.
  • You don’t have to live with the person.
  • You don't have to be the only person that provides care. 
  • You may be caring for more than one person.
  • The person that you care for could be a frail older person, have a long-term physical illness or disability, a learning disability, be deaf or visually impaired or experience mental health or substance misuse problems
  • The support you provide could be things such as help with practical tasks such as washing, dressing, taking medicines, shopping or laundry, emotional support, help to manage difficult behaviour, ‘Keeping an eye’ on someone to make sure they are safe, keeping someone company or helping them when they go out.
  • We also provide support to young adult carers, aged between 18 to 24. Find out more in our Young Adult Carers factsheet [PDF]
  • We also provide support to young carers (children and young people under the age of 25).
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