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Carers

Types of carers

You are a carer if you give regular unpaid help and support to a family member or friend who has a long-term illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction and they can't cope without your support.

Types of carers

Support for carers

Find out what support is available to help you with your health and wellbeing, finances, career and future.

Support for carers

Help for the person you are caring for

Information about what help and support is available for the person you care for.

Help for the person you are caring for

Keeping yourself and the person you care for safe from abuse

Information and guidance on how you can make sure you and the person you care for keep safe from abuse.

Keeping yourself and the person you care for safe from abuse

Carer's assessment

If you regularly provide a lot of care and support for someone, you can get a carer's assessment.

Carer's assessment

When your caring role comes to an end

Advice and support on what to do when your role as a carer comes to an end.

When your caring role comes to an end

Carers UK resources

A digital platform with information and resources that may help to make caring situations easier.

Carers UK resources

Have your say

How to have your say, make comments, complaints and compliments.

Have your say

Coronavirus update

Information, advice and support for informal carers:

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information, advice and support for informal carers

Information for care providers:

COVID-19 information for care providers

COVID-19 vaccine

Unpaid carers are now being invited to receive their first COVID-19 vaccination. More about the vaccine.

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