Am I an Adult Carer?

A carer is someone who helps another person, usually a relative or friend, in their day-to-day life. This is not the same as someone who provides care professionally, or through a voluntary organisation.​​

We understand that being a carer can put pressure on your physical and emotional health and relationships. We also know that where specific conditions are being cared for this can bring its own challenges for you.

If you are helping someone with day-to-day activities which can include meals, medication or personal or someone who needs emotional support and you are not paid for the care you give, there is a wide range of support available to you to help you take some of the strain.

We are here to help the thousands of carers in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to understand their choices, the help that is available for them and to provide support and guidance.

Find out more about how we can help improve your life as a carer.