What is an adult carer?
If you provide help, without payment, to a friend, neighbour or relative who is frail, disabled or mentally or physically ill and needs support with everyday living, you are classed as a carer. You do not need to live in the same house or be a relative to be classed as a carer.
Who are carers?
There has been a lot of discussion about the best way to define those people who provide unpaid care in the community.
‘Carer is a term that many people do not like as they often see their role as mother, daughter, wife, sister, husband, son, brother, partner or neighbour and/or friend and not a ‘carer’.
(Knowsley Carers Strategy)
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