Coronavirus (COVID-19) unpaid carers

Information for people who are caring, unpaid, for friends or family during the coronavirus outbreak

A carer is someone who provides care, unpaid for a friend or family member, who cannot cope without their support. This maybe because they have a lifelong condition, illness, disability, serious injury, mental health condition or an addiction.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

There is lots of information on the GOV.UK website regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). The webpages are updated regularly: Coronavirus (COVID-19) (GOV.UK website, opens in a new window).

This guidance provides useful information for people who are caring, unpaid, for friends or family during the coronavirus outbreak: Coronavirus (COVID-19): providing unpaid care (GOV.UK website, opens in a new window).

There is also specific guidance ‘Coronavirus Covid 19: providing unpaid care such as friends and family for adults with learning disabilities and autism: COVID-19: providing unpaid care to adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults (GOV.UK website, opens in a new window). The guidance helps people with caring responsibilities to:

  • keep people with learning disabilities and autistic people safe
  • support them to understand the changes they need to make during the COVID-19 outbreak
  • protect their own wellbeing

Support for carers

For information and support please go to the Carers page.

Contingency plan

It is important for you to have a contingency plan for the person you care for. If you need support to do this please contact Worcestershire Association for Carers: Worcestershire Association of Carers (opens in a new window).

If you have specific queries about the person you care for, please contact the Adult Social Care Access Centre: 01905 768053 - you will be redirected to the appropriate team as appropriate or email: AdultTeam@worcestershire.gov.uk.