A carer is anyone who provides unpaid care, for a friend, partner or family member. The person they care for may be older, unwell, have a disability, a mental health problem or an addiction. They could support them for just a few hours a week or 24 hours a day, and will often not see themselves as a ‘carer’.
It is important that carer’s are involved in discussions around their loved one’s care. They will often know every aspect of the person’s life, and can be a spokesperson for someone unable to describe their own situation, whether they are well or unwell.
There is a lot of online support available to help carers maintain their health and wellbeing.
On this page you’ll find some resources that are helpful if you’re a carer for someone who uses our services.