It is important that we know if you are a carer, so that we can make sure you receive information, services and the help that is available.

Individuals, irrespective of age, who provide or supervise a substantial amount of care on a regular basis to a relative, partner, friend or neighbour who is unable to manage on their own due to factors including illness, disability, frailty, mental distress, impairment or substance abuse. A carer can be a child looking after an older person or parent, or an older person looking after a disabled partner. The definition may be quite wide-ranging.

The term “carer” would not normally apply if the person is:
• a paid carer
• a volunteer from a voluntary agency
• anyone providing personal assistance for payment either in cash or kind

If you are a carer please complete this form.

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