Are You A Carer?

People TalkingOften people don’t see themselves as ‘carers’, considering that they are only doing what anyone else would do to look after a family member, partner or friend who needs them.

However, if you provide unpaid help to someone because they have:

  • a physical disability
  • a learning disability
  • a mental health problem
  • substance misuse issues
  • or are old and frail

then you can consider yourself to be a ‘carer’. This could be on a short or long-term basis.

Every day another six thousand people take on a caring responsibility, so if you are new to caring you are far from being alone and help is out there for you, should you need it.

Whether you like it or not, caring will have an impact on your life with repurcussions for your own health, finances, emotions and time to yourself.

Take a look at our introductory leaflet Do you look after someone? to see the types of support we can offer and what you can be doing yourself to make things easier.  Do also browse the parts of our site relevant to you, depending on whether you are a young carer (6-17), or an adult carer (18+).

Help and support is also available from a range of local and national organisations and quick information on where to go for specific types of support can be found in our comprehensive A-Z Directory.

If you would like to talk about your caring role and get further information or more direct support, then get in touch with us direct on 01273 746222 /

Our services are free and confidential and open to any carer living in the Brighton & Hove area.

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