A carer is someone of any age who looks after and supports a relative or friend, who because of their disability, illness, frailty or addiction, would not otherwise be able to live independently at home.  Many carers provide substantial amounts of regular care and are not paid for the help and support that they give.

Caring for someone can be very stressful. 

Carers often have little help and they themselves regularly suffer financially, physically and emotionally.

We are committed to ensuring that carers are treated as equal partners and that they have access to a range of services which will support them with their caring role. To help us do this, we work in partnership with Carers of West Dunbartonshire, who provide the key carer support service within the area.