If you look after a relative, partner or friend of any age, who needs help due to a physical or mental illness or disability, frailty or an addiction, then you are a carer. The care you provide is unpaid and:
A young carer is anyone under the age of 18 who has responsibility for the care of someone who is ill, has a disability, is experiencing mental health problems or is affected by substance misuse. A young adult carer is 18 – 25 years old.
Parent carers are carers who have parental responsibility for a child with a disability under the age of 18.
Carers come from all walks of life, from different cultures and can be any age. Our service is for carers over the age of 18.