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Family & carers

Any one of us may become a carer at some point in our lives, even temporarily – it’s not something we usually plan for, it can just happen.

When (and if) that time comes, you need to know where to go for support. You may be a carer if you care for/support/help someone with a disability, a medical condition, mental ill-health or who is frail due to age.

Carers can be any age and could be caring for anyone – a parent, friend, child, sibling, or a neighbour. Carers provide care in many different ways. Some carers may look after somebody 24 hours a day and help with daily living, while others look after people who are fairly independent but sometimes need help.

Last Modified: Tuesday, 08 November 2022