A carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without this help due to illness, disability, mental ill-health or a substance misuse problem.
Carers are the largest source of care and support in each area of the UK. It is in everyone’s interest that they are supported. In order to care safely and in good health, carers need information, support, respect and recognition.
Here are a selection of personal stories of people sharing their experiences of looking after a loved-one. These carers receive support from our Network of Carers’ Centres across the UK.