A carer is anybody who looks after a family member, partner or friend who needs help because of their illness, frailty or disability. All the care they give is unpaid.

Many carers don’t see themselves as carers. It takes carers an average of two years to acknowledge their role as a carer . It can be difficult for carers to see their caring role as separate from the relationship they have with the person for whom they care, whether that relationship is as a parent, a son or daughter, or a friend.

If you are a carer we would like to know, to ensure that we can help and support you in your caring role. Please contact the Health Centre for further information.

Carers Network

For more information on Carer services and how you can volunteer please see links below.