A carer looks after somebody who due to illness, disability or mental health difficulty, cannot cope without their support. You might help them with washing, dressing or eating, arrange and take them to appointments or keep them company when they're lonely or anxious.
Many people are carers without knowing it. If you recognise that you are a carer, you can get free help, advice and information - details on how to access this can be found via the links below.
Find local services, advice and support to help you, including the carer's assessment and carer's emergency card
Discover our campaign to encourage businesses, places of learning and others to support carers in their roles
Find out how young carers can get an assessment from us of their help and support needs