Informal Carers

An informal carer supports someone without payment who

  • is ill
  • has a disability
  • is elderly
  • has mental health or substance misuse issues.

Support may include help with

  • shopping
  • cooking
  • dealing with medication
  • personal care
  • attending medical appointments

The person cared for may live with you or in their own home.

The Care Act entitles all carers to a Social Care Assessment. This finds their support needs and how they will be met.

Southend-on-Sea City Council has more information on how you can get help.