Carers look after family, partners or friends in need of help because they are ill, frail or have a disability. The care they provide is unpaid.
It is important that carers are recognised and offered support so that they are able to provide the essential care that they do. Maintaining and supporting carers' health and wellbeing is a major aspect within the Bolton Carers Strategy.
Information and advice
For further advice and information about looking after someone, please see:
- Bolton Carers Support provides a dedicated service for carers
- Carers Direct is a national information portal for carers run by the NHS
- My Life in Bolton gives information about services, events and activities
If you are looking after someone and would like some help you can ask for a Carers’ Assessment.
For further more information about carers' assessments please visit Carers' Direct.