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Adult carers are people aged 18 or over who offer substantial help on a regular basis for a relative, neighbour, or friend who has problems relating to ageing, illness or disability; and are not employed to provide such care. We can provide advice and support for adult carers, both for the person cared for and direct to you as a carer.
If you are a carer under 18 years of age, please see the young carers - support and advice page.
Our trained staff in the customer services centre will help you decide what you may require and who to contact. They can put you in touch with our specialist social care staff. These specialists can visit you, or the person you care for, to look at what extra help may be needed.
Support for the person you care for
The services available to the person you care for will depend on an assessment of their needs but some examples are:
Support for you as a carer
We can also provide support directly to you as a carer. Some examples are:
Additional support from organisations in North Yorkshire
In addition to the help and support we can provide, there are many organisations in North Yorkshire which support carers, including carers' centre and carers' resources. These are organisations whose purpose is to give practical and emotional support to carers. For more details, see the carers' centres in North Yorkshire page.
Adult carers - frequently asked questions
Carers - information and resources