Are you a carer?
A carer is anyone who cares for a family member or friend who, due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction, cannot cope without their support. The care they provide is unpaid.
A carer could be a teenager looking after a parent dealing with a drug or alcohol problem, a middle-aged person caring for a partner with terminal illness, or a pensioner looking after a spouse with long term health conditions. Recognising that you have a caring role can help you better access information, support and advice.