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

Find out what help is available for the person you care for.  

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.

Carers break at Roffey Park

We've teamed up with Roffey Park to offer carers a weekend of fun activities and relaxation. Carers can join in the fun, and also use the excellent facilities and grounds.

The weekend break includes all meals, activities and overnight accommodation. It's fully funded by Brighton & Hove City Council.

Applications for the 2019 carers break close on 20 September 2019. We will not accept applications after this date.

Complete the application form to apply for a place on the weekend break 26-27 October 2019.

Carers card

We work in partnership with Amaze and the Carers Centre, and offer discounts to carers for local activities.

Find out how to get these discounts and how to apply for a carers card.

More information

Do you look after someone information booklet.

Discounts available with the carers card.

Online tools and support services on the Carers UK website.