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Am I a carer?

You are a carer if you look after, or help to look after, a family member, friend or neighbour who needs help due to illness, disability or old age.

The help carers give is informal and unpaid (though you may still receive Carer’s Allowance or other benefits).

If you think you might be a carer living or caring for someone in Croydon, you can register with us for free and receive a free Carer's Information Pack: Carers Information Service Registration Form.

You can also contact the Carers Support Centre to find out more.

Carers UK has some useful tips written by carers for first-time carers.

The Carers UK Upfront tool can help you work out what you may be entitled to.

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