If you look after a partner, relative or friend who is disabled or ill due to physical or mental health, you are a carer, even if you don’t think of yourself as one. Find out about the emotional, practical and financial support available to you.
There are many ways that you might care for someone. For instance you might:
If you care for someone, contact your local council to arrange a carer's assessment.
Caroline Abrahams, Age UK Charity Director, talks about her experiences of looking after a relative.