What is a carer?

A carer is anyone, including children and adults who look after a family member, partner or friend who needs help because of their illness, frailty, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction and cannot cope without their support. 

If this sounds like you, then we are here to help. Make an appointment to speak to a doctor who will be able to provide you with information, advice and support.

Caring has been described as a ‘constant journey of discovery and understanding’. It brings challenges: response to the changing needs of those who you care caring for whilst navigating your way through the labyrinth to access health and care services.

There are various support agencies out there to help whatever your situation. You do not need to feel alone.