Being a carer

There are an estimated 6.5 million carers in the UK. At least 1 in 8 adults care for a loved one. You’re a carer whether you care for a few hours a week or 24/7, whether it’s in your own home, or at the other end of the motorway.  In this section you will find carers and professionals talking about the caring role and the impact it can have on your life.

This library is for all carers looking after someone who is unable to care for themselves.

If you are caring for a someone with a terminal illness, it can be both rewarding and challenging. Information from Marie Curie can help you know what to expect – from day-to-day caring to looking after your own needs. Please visit our site via the useful links.

The information available from this website is not intended to replace any advice from health, social care or other professionals. We suggest that you consult with a qualified professional about your individual circumstances. Read our legal disclaimer for more information.