Carers

Under the Care Act 2014, the Council has a duty to provide information, advice and support; this is to make sure that Carers' well-being is promoted by helping them to reduce their support needs through maintaining independence and good health, and promoting well-being. All partners work with carers to identify the resources already available to them in their family and community networks and put support in place to complement these where necessary. 

Who is a carer?

You are a Carer if you are 18 years old or older and you look after:

  • an adult (18 years and older) who is ill, disabled or frail and cannot manage without your help; or
  • a person who is perhaps a relative or friend, whether or not they live with you