What is a carer?
Carers look after family, partners or friends who are ill, frail, have a disability, or need help because of substance misuse. They don’t get paid for the help they provide.
What help can I get as a carer?
You can find out more about help available to carers on the Westminster City Council website.
Tell your GP you're a carer
They will put your carer's status on your medical notes which will help the doctor to understand if your health is affected by your caring role.
You may be entitled to an assessment if you care for someone and it has an impact on your wellbeing. Currently, your assessment can be face to face or by telephone.
The assessment will determine the level of support you receive and you will be involved in planning it.
This will give you a chance to talk about the support you need and the impact that being a carer may be having on your life. This may include areas such as your health, social life, ability to work or just having time for yourself.
More information can be found on the Westminster City Council websiteYou can also ask your doctor to make a referral.
More information about support for young carers in Westminster can be found on the Westminster City Council website.
For more information about help and support for young carers nationally, visit the NHS Choices website.