Carers come from all walks of life, all cultures, and can be of any age. Many feel that they are just doing what anyone else would do in the same situation. Without the right support, caring can affect your own health and wellbeing.
Carers often look after someone who has:
- a physical illness
- a long-term disability.
- mental health problems
- learning disabilities/difficulties
- alcohol or substance misuse
Carers also take on a variety of responsibilities such as:
- practical household tasks - such as shopping, cooking, cleaning, and financial management.