Carers, friends and family

Information and support for people who look after a relative or loved one

Get help in an emergency 

How carers can access urgent support from the Council and create an emergency plan

Request a carer’s assessment 

Find out if you're a carer and what support you can get

Parent carers of disabled children

Support for parents or guardians who look after a child with disabilities or a long term health condition

Request a young carer's assessment

If you're under 18 and looking after someone, find out what help is available

Emotional support for carers

Information about mental wellbeing, local support groups and how to take a break from caring

Benefits and financial help for carers

Find out about benefits, allowances and help from the Council

Make decisions for someone (power of attorney)

Find out what happens when someone is unable to make important decisions for themselves

Your rights as a carer

Find out about your rights at work, taking time off and protection against discrimination