Being a carer can mean different things to different people:
- If you are looking after a friend or relative, who could not manage without your help, you are a carer.
- You might be a young carer, looking after a parent or sibling.
- Or you could be juggling bringing up children with caring for a vulnerable elderly relative or close friend.
For some, becoming a carer can be sudden: a person you love is taken ill or has an accident, or your child is born with a disability. For others, caring creeps up unnoticed: your parents can’t manage on their own any longer, your partner’s health gets gradually worse....
If you are caring for a loved one, we hope this page will guide you to some useful sources of help.
We also hope it will be useful to people who are paid carers, working in a professional capacity and for those working in voluntary organisations in a caring role.
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