Support for carers

Get support if you’re someone who cares for a relative or friend.

Understand if you're a carer

As a carer you may be looking after someone who’s ill, disabled or has health/ substance abuse problems. 

You might be doing their laundry, feeding them, medicating, or helping in the bathroom, all unpaid.

Before you can get support, you’ll need a carer’s assessment.

Find out more about carer’s assessment on the Carers UK website

Types of carer

  • Adult carer (adults who care for other adults)
  • Parent carer (adult who cares for a child with disability or illness)
  • Young carer (someone under 18 who cares for someone like a parent or sibling)

COVID-19 vaccines for carers

You could be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine sooner than you might think, if you identify as a carer. To be invited to get a COVID-19 vaccine, you will need to be registered as a carer with your GP. Contact your practice to register now. 

Please remember GP practices are very busy at the moment so please be patient.

Difficulties registering or any questions about the vaccine? Email us at

Access extra support by viewing our Community Hub pages.

Support you can get as a carer

  • Practical support establishing your needs, training and learning opportunities
  • Carers’ forums discover and share information with other carers in your area
  • Emergency cover support if something happens to you or the person you care for

Get a carer’s assessment

Millions of people don’t know they’re a carer.

If you are, you could get practical and emotional support that could really take the weight of your shoulders.

Contact us for an assessment today

Telephone 020 8583 3100

Email for an assessment here

Alternatively, you can complete a Carer’s Needs Assessment online using Autonomy. Find out more about Autonomy.

Further information

These websites can help you find support and information about caring.

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