Support for carers

A carer is someone that looks after a family member, partner, or friend with an illness or disability.

Further information

However, most  people do not see themselves as carers, as they find it hard separating the caring role from the relationships they have.

Further information

Local voluntary organisations that support carers

These services are for carers who look after someone who lives in the city. See the document below:

The NHS offers a range of information for carers, this includes information about carers breaks.

Having a break can help carers to take time out of their caring role and do something for themselves.

There are many voluntary organisations in Leicester that support carers and offer free information and advice. The document 'Voluntary organisations that support carers' can be found at the bottom of this page.

To get more information on what support is available to you please see the following websites:

Below are useful guides and factsheets for carers:

Carers Strategy Action Plan

You can view the Carers Strategy Action Plan at the bottom of the Adult social care strategies page.