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Am I an 'unpaid carer'?

Do you look after someone who is a member of your family, relative, or a friend who needs support because they have a disability, illness, condition or because they are elderly?

An illness could be a physical, a mental health, or a substance misuse issue. You might help the person you look after in a variety of ways including shopping, collecting medication, cooking, cleaning, providing personal care or helping them to get out and about.

Do you look after this person without being paid to do so?

This means you are not carrying out caring duties via employment or voluntary work. It doesn’t matter whether you are receiving social welfare benefits such as Carers Allowance or pensions. 

If you answered 'yes' to both these questions, then you are an unpaid carer. You may not describe yourself as a carer, it’s just what you do as a husband, wife, partner, parent, child, sibling, relative or friend.

Going Beyond Harm Learning Report 2017-18

Going Beyond Harm Learning Report 2017-18

YPI Success for Young Carers

YPI Success for Young Carers

Every month
Perth Carers Support Group
Perth Carers Support Group
Every second Wednesday
Creative Carers
Weekly Events
PKAVS Young Adult Carers Group
Contact Helen Munro on 01738 567076

What is the difference between a Council and a PKAVS support plan?

What is the difference between a Council and a PKAVS support plan?