Carers offer regular, unpaid help to look after those that need extra support. This could be someone who needs help due to their age, a physical or learning disability, illness or mental health problem.

A carer might help with:

  • personal care such as washing, dressing, eating
  • taking someone to regular appointments
  • medication
  • housework
  • emotional support by keeping them company and giving them someone to talk to

Get more carer’s advice and guidance