If you provide regular unpaid emotional or physical support to a friend, neighbour, family member or member of the community, you are a carer. Your age and the range of support you give do not matter. 

Types of support

You may qualify for free support including:

  • emotional support (one-to-one or group)
  • social activities and discussion groups
  • opportunities to meet other carers with similar caring roles
  • specialist information and support
  • advice on getting equipment or aids for the person you care for (for example telecare)
  • advice on accessing statutory assessment and support