Work out if you are a Carer so you can get help and access free services.
Most people don’t see themselves as a Carer when they are looking after a family member or friend.
Some Carers provide a lot of help which may include:
You may be:
You are a carer if you look after someone unable to manage because:
If it isn't your paid or voluntary job to provide care, you are considered to be an unpaid Carer. You may get Carer's Allowance though.
We need to identify all Carers as early as possible. This is to let them know about the available help. We want to work with Carers to get the best outcomes for both them and the person they care for. Visit the Carers support page to find out what help is open to all carers in Torbay.
If you are not sure if you are a Carer, take the quiz to find out if you are an unpaid Carer and whether you can get help.