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Adult carers

These pages are aimed for adults 18 years and above. If you are under 18-year old, please see our Support for young carers and young adult carers page.

Do you help to look after someone a few hours a week (or more) that relies on you for emotional, medical, personal, or physical care or help with domestic tasks? You could be a carer and would possibly benefit from support. 

You have the same rights to support as the people you care for

Replacement care review - July 2021

Replacement care is currently undergoing a review. Papers are going to Cabinet on Thursday 22 July 2021.More information on the review can be found on the Cabinet Meeting agenda (opens in a new window)

Care Act 2014

Under the Care Act 2014, the Council has a duty to provide information, advice, and support to carers. This is to make sure that Carers' well-being is promoted by helping you to balance your caring role and the rest of your life. This will help with your mental and physical health and well-being. All partners signed up to the all age Carers Strategy will work with carers to recognise and value carers, help develop a life of your own and support to be mentally and physically well. To do this we will identify the resources already available to you in your family, friends and community networks and put support in place to complement these where necessary.