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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.
Each carer's experience is unique. Find out more about reasons why people care and common duties they carry out.
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.
Read the inspiring real-life stories of carers - told in their own words.
Read about why carers need your support
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