A carer is someone who without being paid regularly looks after, helps or supports someone over the age of 18 who wouldn't be able to manage everyday life without this help.
Carers under the age of 18 are sometimes called young carers.
You may be caring for a partner, parent, sibling, or family member. For example, it may be someone who:
A carer doesn't have to be living with the person they care for, and the help they give doesn't have to be physical.
Many people who care for someone do not necessarily see themselves as carers.
You may be helping with:
Find out what help is available for carers and people who look after someone.