Support for carers

What does it do?

If you provide unpaid care for an adult with a disability or health problem you might need support to help you look after your own health and wellbeing. 

A carer is anyone who looks after a family member, partner or friend who needs help because of their illness, frailty, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction and cannot cope without the carer's support. The care they give is unpaid. Carers who claim benefits such as carers allowance are unpaid