Support for carers
A carer is someone that looks after a family member, partner, or friend with an illness or disability.
Are you a carer?
There are an estimated 6.5 million unpaid carers in the UK. You’re a carer if you provide unpaid support with day to day living tasks or personal care to a family member or friend. Those you care for could be ill, frail, disabled, have poor mental health or a substance or alcohol misuse problem.
Many carers feel that they’re doing what anyone would do in the same situation, caring for a mother, father, wife, husband, son, daughter or best friend, for example.
We commission the Leicester Carers Support Service, so that you can find out about the support that is available to you as a carer. Find out more about this service using the link below:
Find out what help and support is available to you below.
Joint Carers Strategy 2018-2021
- Joint carers strategy (2018-2021) - recognising, valuing and supporting carers in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (PDF)
Find out about the consultation that was held to get your views on the draft joint carers strategy 2018-2021.