Support for adult carers Help and advice for people who look after a relative, friend or neighbour but are not employed to do so; they are classed as a carer. Carer support groups and organisations Information about carer support groups and local support available. Carer assessment A carer assessment helps you to think about your caring role, how it affects your life and what support you may need. Eligible needs of carers We have a duty to meet the eligible needs of carers who are providing necessary care and support for an adult. Carer's emergency card The carer's emergency card identifies you as a carer in an emergency.