A Carer is someone who provides unpaid help and support to a family member, partner, friend or neighbour who has a disability or other difficulty.
This can include:
frailty as a result of old age
physical or sensory disability or long-term illness
mental health difficulties
drug or alcohol problems
Many people don't see themselves as carers. They think of themselves as family members or friends. As a result they often don't realise that there is help and support available to them.