Are you looking after someone? Advice on what a carer is.
A carer is someone who looks after a friend or relative of any age with a physical or mental illness or disability, a learning disability or frailty or an addiction who needs support to live at home.
It does not matter whether that person is:
- young or old
- a relative, a partner, a child or friend
- living with you or not.
A parent carer is a carer who has parental responsibility for a disabled child under 18.
You are not a carer if you are paid to carry out your caring role as part of your job or if you provide care through a voluntary organisation.
Carers Oxfordshire, a new service provided by Oxfordshire County Council for adult carers of adults in partnership with Age UK Oxfordshire, is now available.
The service aims to:
- make it easier for carers to find help and support
- listen to carers' needs and
- give information, advice and support to carers.
Contact Carers Oxfordshire by:
- telephone: 0845 050 7666
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org 
Website is www.carersoxfordshire.org.uk . You can find information about latest carers' news, grants, breaks and local groups.