I care for someone
Who is a carer?
Someone of any age who provides unpaid care for another person (of any age) who maybe ill, frail, with disabilities, have poor mental health or drugs and alcohol problems, meaning they are unable to manage without this care and support.
Supporting someone can be in different ways including:
- Emotional support: Listening and talking.
- Household chores: Cleaning, cooking, washing, ironing or shopping.
- Medication support: Picking up medication, reminding about medication, or physically helping someone with tablets or creams.
- Personal care: Eating, getting to the toilet, washing and dressing.
- Physical care: Mobility support around their home.
As a carer you may be entitled to receive some support and a Carers Assessment will help to identify your needs.
Carer's who are aged 18 and over, are entitled to the ICard Scheme which is a discount card for carers registered with Shropshire RCC. This free card entitles carers to a range of discounts with local businesses throughout the county. For a full list of local business's offering discount, please see their ICard discount list.
Shropshire’s strategy for carers of all ages
If you have a specific question, you may be able to find the answers in our Interactive Guide called Caring For Another Person. You can also check out Carer Newsletter on our Local Newsletters page for local news.