Get help if you're a carer
What it means to be a carer, and where you can get help and 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 provide a range of services to carers that look after someone in Brighton & Hove.
Find more information about the services available to carers, 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