Caring for other people

Supporting someone else is sometimes called caring. You are a carer if you provide (unpaid) support and care for someone who has an illness, disability, mental health problem or addiction. Carers can provide all sorts of emotional and practical support.

We understand not everyone would choose the word ‘Carer’, it might not feel relevant to you, but if you look after someone who relies on your support you might be a carer and we want to make sure you are still able to access the services available to support you too.

Do you look after someone?

If you're reading this, you may be wondering if you are a carer. Many people take pride in looking after those important to them, and may not have considered if they're a carer. But, actually, many more of us are carers than we realise.

Asking yourself 'Am I a carer?' and recognising yourself as one can help you get the support you need - and, while you might not feel like you have the time to focus on yourself, accessing that support can help the person you're caring for, too.

Please complete this form to let us know you look after someone. 

Register a Carer.1