Who is a carer?

The Unpaid support can be helping with practical household tasks such as cooking, cleaning, washing-up, ironing, paying bills and financial management.

It also includes personal care such as bathing, dressing, lifting, administering medication and collecting prescriptions. There is no minimum time requirement or age restriction that “qualifies” someone as being a Carer.

Carers can be:
  • Adults caring for other adults
  • Parents caring for children
  • Young Carers under the age of 18
  • Full-time or part-time
Carers can also be caring for people who have:
  • Long term illness or medical conditions
  • Mental health problems
  • Physical disabilities
  • Dementia
  • Learning difficulties
  • Substance abuse problems
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