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Information for Carers of Friends and Family

Who is a carer?

Supporting someone else is sometimes called caring. You are a carer if you provide (unpaid) support and care for someone who has an illness, disability, mental health problem or addiction. Carers can provide all sorts of emotional and practical support.

If you're over 18 and look after a partner, family member, or friend with an illness or disability, you can ask for a carer's assessment to look at how caring affects you and the sort of help you need.

Who is a carer? Your Carer Rights and Self Advocacy
Discounts and benefits for carers Financial and legal support for carers
Health and wellbeing for carers Carer's Passport
Emergency support and safeguarding for carers Employment and training for carers
Further help, support and contact details for carers Carers Voice feedback form
Equality and diversity support for carers Information and support for professionals (carers)

How do I know if I am a carer? | Your rights and self advocacy | Discounts and benefits as a carer | Financial and legal support | Health and wellbeing | Carer's Passport| Emergency support and safeguarding for carers | Employment and training | Further help, support and contact details | Carers Voice | Equality and diversity (Mind the Gap) | Information and support for professionals

 

Further information and support for carers

 

Register as a carer

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If you have any comments or questions, please let us know via the Carers Voice feedback form.

If you are under 18 please view the Plymouth Young Carers Support Hub

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