What is a carer
A carer is someone who is looking after a partner, friend or family member who isn’t able to manage by themselves. Carers can be any age, from a child to an adult. Loved ones may need care because of an illness, disability, mental health condition, addiction, or because they’re frail. People being cared for may not be able to cope without your support. While caring can be a fulltime role, it is also an unpaid one.