A carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without this help. This could be caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems.
Anyone can become a carer; carers come from all walks of life, all cultures and can be of any age. Many feel they are doing what anyone else would in the same situation; looking after their mother, son, or best friend and just getting on with it.
For more information about being a carer, including details of organisations in Blackburn with Darwen that can help you, visit the adult social care website.
Adult Social Care Customer Liaison Team, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Adult Social Care, P.O. Box 478, Blackburn BB2 9BR
Tel: 01254 587547