Are you a carer?

A carer is a person who spends unpaid time looking after or supporting a relative, child, partner, neighbour or friend who is frail, ill, has a physical or learning disability, mental health problems or addiction. 

This help may be help with personal tasks such as dressing, or practical tasks such as shopping or cooking, or emotional support and supervision.

A carer may not live with the person for whom they care, and some are long-distance carers. 

In the UK there are 3 million carers, one in seven of the workforce.