Support for carers

Find out where you can get help and support for carers.

You can contact these organisations yourself without speaking to a GP first.

Carers and young carers

You are a carer if you are spending a regular amount of time looking after or supporting someone. This could be a relative, partner or friend who without your support or the help of other carers would be unable to live independently.

In order to work out if you are eligible for support as a carer, and to see how much help you need to make life easier for you, they will need to carry out a carer's assessment with you.