Are You a Carer or do You Have a Carer?
A carer is anyone, including children and adults who look after a family member, partner or friend who needs help because of their illness, frailty, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction and cannot cope without their support. The care they give is unpaid.
Are you one of them? You may see it as part of your life or duty to care – many carers do not always recognise themselves as carers.
There are around seven million carers in the UK – that is one in ten people. This is rising. Three in five people will be carers at some point in their lives in the UK.
Being a carer can affect your health.
There are many times when you need advice, information or some extra help.
We at the surgery want to help but it’s not always easy to remember to ask who is a carer – please help us by letting us know and we will add the information to your record.