A carer is someone who spends a significant amount of time providing unpaid support for another person. This could be caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail or disabled or has a mental health illness, substance or alcohol misuse problem.
A carer can be any age. They need not necessarily live in the same house as the person they care for.
Every situation is different. You may be caring full time or you may regularly help out with tasks such as shopping and cleaning.
Caring for another person can be extremely rewarding, but also very demanding.
If you are a carer, please let your surgery know as there may be information and resources available to assist you.