Plymouth's 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.
Support with living costs for carers
If you are struggling to make ends meet at the moment, it's important to know that you're not alone and there is help available.
On the Carers UK website, you can find lots of suggestions to help you manage your finances and get support during these challenging times of rising living costs.
- Get a benefits check
- Prioritising essentials
- Managing phone, television and internet bills
- Government support and grants
- Payments if you're receiving certain benefits
- Planning ahead
- If you are in debt
- Cost of living support guidance in other languages and formats
If you are under 18 please view the Plymouth Young Carers Support Hub