An adult carer is someone over the age of 18 who provides or intends to provide unpaid support and care for another person. They may care for someone who has a terminal illness, disability, a long-term condition, mental health challenges or is affected by addiction.

A Young Carer is a person under the age of 18, or 18 but still at school, who provides help or care to someone who couldn’t manage without this help.

The support carers’ offer may be emotional or include shopping, cooking, dealing with medication, personal care or attending medical appointments with the person they care for.

For support and information on being a carer or support services available, please click on the buttons above.

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