Support for carers
What it means to be a carer, and where you can get support if you look after someone.
What a carer is
A carer is someone who provides unpaid support to a family member, child, partner or friend who couldn’t manage daily activities without this help. They don’t have to live in the same house as the person they care for.
A carer could support someone who:
- is ill or frail
- is disabled
- has a mental health condition
- has a learning disability
- has dementia
- has a substance misuse problem
Where to get help for yourself
The Council and the Clinical Commissioning Group fund the Carers Hub. They list a range of services for carers that look after someone in Brighton & Hove.
Find information about services, and request a carers assessment, on the Carers Hub.
You can also find local support services on the My Life directory.
Find out how to get these discounts and how to apply for a carers card.
- Carers information booklet (PDF 466KB)
- Discounts available with the carers card (PDF 703KB)
- Online tools and support services on the Carers UK website