A carer is someone who provides help and support to another person.

There are formal (paid) and informal (unpaid) carers. An informal carer is someone who provides help and support to a partner, child, relative, friend or neighbour.

As a carer, you can use this guide, either on your own, or together with the person you look after.

You can use it before you see a healthcare professional to plan what you want to say or ask. You can use it after the consultation to make notes, so you have a helpful reminder of what was discussed. You can also use it to help coordinate care and support between family members or friends.

The guide provides information on the support and benefits that you may be entitled to as a carer.

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