As a Carer you could be a spouse, partner, parent, sibling, friend or any other relation. Anybody from any background and of any age can be a Carer. You could be caring for someone who is ill, frail, disabled, neurodiverse, has mental health difficulties or substance misuse problems. Each Carer’s experience is unique to their own circumstances.
Just as the reasons why someone is in a Caring role vary greatly, the variety of tasks that a Carer takes on can also be broad. It can include day-to-day practical tasks such as cooking and cleaning, and personal care. Also, you might be co-ordinating appropriate services, collecting and administering medication, providing emotional support such as companionship, listening, and advocacy.