An unpaid carer is someone of any age who, without payment, provides care and support to a partner, friend, relative or neighbour who could not manage without their help. This may be due to a physical or learning disability, a mental health condition, long term illness, frailty, addiction or substance misuse.
Three in five people living in the UK will become carers at some point in their lives; although caring can have positive and rewarding aspects, there are lots of reasons why caring can also leave you needing support.
That’s why we are here – to support the practical, emotional and social needs of unpaid carers living in the City and Hackney.
Am I a carer?
Carers come from all walks of life and all ages. A carer could be a 20 year old girl looking after her older brother who is disabled, or a husband caring for his wife who has Alzheimer's dementia. Caring does not discriminate.
Do you think that you might be a carer? Take our quiz below to find out!
Are you a carer? Download our registration form and return to
GET IN TOUCH
City & Hackney Carers Centre
1C Mentmore Terrace
London, E8 3DQ
020 8533 0951
Phones are open between 10am - 4pm