Support for carers

Carers play a vital role - find out what help is available

Carers make a vital contribution to society by giving their time and energy to care for a family member, friend or neighbour. Many people with care and support needs rely on their carer to help keep them independent in their own homes for as long as possible.

The council recognises and values the role of carers. Looking after someone can be tiring, stressful and take up a lot of your time. It can often end up affecting your own health, wellbeing and independence. However much you care about the person you're looking after, it's important that you also look after yourself.

Use the links on this page to find out about advice and local services for carers. You may be eligible to support from the council - request a carer's assessment to find out. Even if you're not eligible, we'll let you know you what help is available.  

Request a carer's assessment