Are you a carer?
A carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without this help. This could be caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental ill health or substance misuse problems.
Anyone can become a carer; carers come from all walks of life, all cultures and can be of any age. Many feel they are doing what anyone else would in the same situation; looking after their mother, son, or best friend and just getting on with it.
Carers don't choose to become carers, it just happens.
Being an unpaid carer can have an effect on your own health and well-being and can also lead to social isolation.
Let us know that you are a carer so we can support you. If no-one knows that you are a carer it can be harder to get the support you need.
Carers - Does Your GP Surgery Know
Northamptonshire Carers Service Explained
Northamptonshire Carers provide useful information and advice as well as all kinds of free services which could be of help. Please see the Northamptonshire Carers website (https://www.northamptonshire-carers.org/) for further details.