Information for Carers


Are You a Carer?

Do you help a family member or friend or neighbour with any of the following:

  • Practical tasks: cooking, housework or shopping
  • Physical Care: lifting, support with walking or exercise
  • Personal Care: dressing, washing, helping with toileting.
  • Financial help: banking and benefits
  • Medical help: administering medication, attending doctors/hospital appointments. 
  • Emotional support.

Important!

If you provide long term unpaid care for someone who could not manage without
your assistance you may be a Carer and entitled to help and support.

Useful Information Resources

Do you know a young carer?

Young Carers are children under 18 years old who look after someone with a learning disability, long term illness, physical disability, drug or alcohol misuse problems or a mental health issue.

We want to help support Young Carers and their families to improve their quality of life. Merton Young Carers offers support and advice for Young Carers and their families living in Merton. This information leaflet can give more details about their services.

For more information see the Carers Support website and the Merton Young Carers Video on this page.

Video Resources

Carers Support Merton

Merton Young Carers