If you look after anyone who because of illness or disability needs support and cannot manage without help then you are recognised in law as a carer. Many people at some point in their lives become a carer even though they may have other responsibilities. If you are a carer we may be able to provide you with help and support.
Use the Related Pages section to find out about services that are available for carers.
Information about how to ask for an assessment and what the process involves for you and the person you care for can be found on the 'Assessments for carers' page.
Benefits you may be entitled to are explained on the 'Find out what benefits carers are entitled to' page.
Details of many national and local support groups and organisations that can offer you help, advice and information are available on the 'Carers Support groups' page. In addition, the 'Take a break from caring' page highlights respite services available for carers and if you are unable to care for someone unexpectedly, please visit the 'Plan for a care emergency' page.