For us that means: anyone who looks after a family member, partner, friend or neighbour who can’t cope alone for reasons including frailty, illness, disability, mental health problem or addiction, for 35+ hours per week including night times.
If you are unsure you qualify as an eligible unpaid carer - don't worry, we'll take you through some questions and find out!
Registering is a two-part form, and must be completed in one sitting; otherwise, your details will not be saved, and you will have to start from the beginning.
During the registration process, you will be asked to choose one of 3 routes (A, B or C) depending on your caring status (described below). Before you start please make sure you have the following:
If you are in receipt of Carer's Allowance
If you are not in receipt of Carer's Allowance
If you are unsure you qualify
If you do not have access to any of the above, you may still be eligible for a short break. Please contact your local carer support organisation for more information on the support that might be available to you.