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A Carer is someone who provides help and support to a partner, child, relative, neighbour or friend without payment. Being a Carer means it is important that you look after yourself and your well being. It also means you have certain entitlements in law. The information below is provided by Forward Carers. View Forward Carers

What does a Carer do?

Each caring role is unique, and may encompass a range of tasks and responsibilities. The role of a Carer might include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Personal Care – Support with dressing, washing, and toileting
  • Domestic Care – Support with cooking, housework, and shopping
  • Physical Care – Support with lifting, assisting, and helping when moving around
  • Financial Care – Support with any financial affairs
  • Health Care – Support with managing illness or a condition, or helping to administer medication
  • Emotional Care – Support by being a listening ear, offering moral support, or simply providing company for someone who is feeling isolated
  • Communication Care – Supporting or assisting with a listening or communication impairment, including translation, for example, when English is not the family’s first language
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Am I a young Carer?

A Young Carer is someone aged 18 or under, who helps look after a friend or relative, who has a condition that means they cannot support themselves without that help. Young Carers often take on the practical and emotional caring responsibilities that would normally be expected of an adult.

A Young Adult Carer is someone who is aged between 18 and 25, find out what support is available for Young Adult Carers in Birmingham here.

How many Carers are there?

in the UK

in the West Midlands

1 in 4
in Birmingham is home
to a carer