A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support.
You might feel that you’re doing what anyone else would in your situation; looking after your mum, son, or best friend and just getting on with it.
It's important to know you are a carer and are recognised by others for doing a vital job. Caring can be physically and emotionally demanding. There are benefits and services available to help you in your role at home and at work.
How we can help
Find out more about the specialist help we can provide to carers in work.
Or for any other query, please just get in touch.
Other useful people to talk to
Carers Trust provides action, help and advice to seven million unpaid carers across the UK.
Carers Trust Scotland is the largest provider of comprehensive carers support services in Scotland.
Telephone: 07826 930508
Carers Trust Northern Ireland is part of Carers Trust. They work to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring. Their helpline is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
Helpline: 0808 808 7777
Carers UK provide information, support and advice to carers covering a range of subjects. Their telephone helpline is open Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm.