On this page, you will find information about being a carer including videos, leaflets.


What is 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.


If you are a carer or someone who is cared for, it is important that you tell us so that we can update our medical records and ensure that we provide the right support and help.


The following is a list of helpful resources for carers and those that are cared for:


For information on benefits and legal services, click here.

For information on carer centres and services, click here.

For national carer organisations, click here.

For services relating to black and minority ethnic groups (BME), click here.

For services relating to refugees and asylum seekers, click here.

For emergency schemes for carers, click here.

For emotional support services, click here.

For relationship support services, click here.

For respite and break options, click here.

For training and education, click here.

For travel and transport help, click here.

For caring and working information services, click here.

For home aids and adaptions, click here.

For parent carers services, click here.

For you carers services, click here.



To learn more about colds, click here.

To learn more about upper respiratory tract infections, click here.




I want to learn more. Are there any online videos I can watch?


Yes there is. The NHS has put together a number of videos. You can search for these on Youtube.  A selection, however, are as follow:


Having a sibling with a disability

Learn how to support young carers

Caring for more than one person

Bereavement: life after being a carer

Living with dementia

Looking beyond the wheelchair