Am I a carer?
You may not think of yourself as a ‘carer’. In fact, many of us don’t. The care we give is often wrapped up in love. We look after those who mean the most to us, because if we don’t, who will?
That’s why people who care often say things like ‘I’m just a mum,’ or ‘I’m just a husband’. Yet each day, they go above and beyond to provide care, often ignoring their own needs and putting their own lives on hold.
If you provide unpaid care and support to someone who could not manage without your help, then you are a carer - whether you give round-the-clock care at home, or support someone for a few hours each week.