Support for carers

A carer is someone who looks after a partner, relative or friend to help them to stay living at home.

Benefits and allowances for carers

As an unpaid carer, you could claim some benefits, allowances or tax reductions.

Financial advice for carers

Get financial advice about benefits or paying for care.

Emergency planning for carers

Planning for an emergency and how to get a carer’s emergency card.

Breaks for carers

If you care for someone, you can get support to take a break from caring, whether it's for an hour, a day, or a week.

Carer's assessment

A carer’s assessment helps you find out about things that could help you in your caring role.

Young carers

If you're under 18 years old and look after another person at home, you may be a young carer.