Supporting family carers in their caring role
Supporting family carers to look after their own health
Financial assistance

Family carers (sometimes called ‘carers’) are friends or relatives who provide physical and/or emotional care and support for the older person.

Family carers can sometimes help you stay at home when you are frail or unwell by providing support. Carers may help with phone calls, shopping, preparing meals, house cleaning, laundry, transport, household tasks, medicines and handling finances. Carers may also help with bathing, dressing, eating, grooming, using the toilet and many other things. Being a carer is rewarding; however, it can also be exhausting.

There are two main ways in which family carers can be supported. The first way is to help them understand and feel confident about being a carer. The second way is to help them look after their own health.