Are you a carer?
A lot of people think a carer is like a support worker who gets paid for it—but that’s not the case.
A carer can be young or old; they can care for someone full time or for a couple of hours a day. They can be family or friends or neighbours or colleagues. And they don’t get paid for it.
You might be thinking, "It’s my mum/dad/child/friend! Of course I’m going to look after them!" And of course that’s true. But because you care for this person, you’re eligible for some support.
You might not need it now, but chances are you will need support at some point. We talk to many carers who wish they’d had support earlier, and connecting with services early can prevent a crisis or emergency situation.