Frequently Asked Question


Who is a carer?


A carer can be: parent caring for a child with special needs; an older person caring for a partner, relative or friend who is physically or mentally ill; a child who is caring for a sick or disabled parent, brother or sister. The Carers (Recognition and Services) Act 1995 recognises that carers will vary in age and in the nature of tasks they undertake, and people can still be carers when they do not live with the cared-for person.