Help for carers looking after a loved one

Support for you

If you look after a partner, relative or friend who is disabled or ill due to physical or mental health, you are a carer, even if you don’t think of yourself as one. Find out about the emotional, practical and financial support available to you.

Coronavirus advice

Read the latest advice on how to safely care for someone at home or from a distance.

You might be worried about continuing to care for someone you don’t live with. We have more information on this here.

If you care for someone and you live together, there are some things to consider to help keep both of you safe and well.

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As a carer, you may be eligible for financial support including Carer’s Allowance or Carer’s Credit.

Find out about your rights at work and what could help you with manage work and your caring role.

Looking after someone with dementia can bring specific challenges. Find out the support and guidance available to you.

It’s important to take care of yourself and get a break if you need one – this is known as respite care.

If you’re a full-time carer or spend a lot of time caring for someone, it’s important to make time for yourself too.

If you’re caring for someone and their needs increase, or they move into a care home, or they die, it can be a difficult time.