Who is a carer?
All of us will care for someone in our lifetime. Recognising when you are a carer is the first step towards finding help and support at the right time.
133,000 people are carers in Hampshire. Most do not recognise the help they give to their Mum, Dad, Husband, Wife, Partner, Child, Grandparent, Friend or Neighbour as unpaid care. However, without that help the person they support could not cope or live independently.
Caring for someone can happen suddenly through illness, stress or accident. Caring for someone can happen progressively with age or disability. However you come to a caring role it may be time to ask for help.