What is a carer?

A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support.

The role of a carer

Each carer's experience is unique. Find out more about reasons why people care and common duties they carry out.

About younger carers

A young carer is anyone under the age of 18 carrying out caring duties. Find out more about their unique needs and how we support them.

Carers' stories

Read the inspiring real-life stories of carers - told in their own words.