If you look after someone, then you are a carer. A carer is someone who, without payment, provides help and support to a partner, child, relative, friend or neighbour. This could be due to age, physical or mental illness, addiction or disability. Many carers are young people, under the age of 18 years old, who are caring for their mother, father or sibling. Looking after someone can be rewarding but it can also be very demanding and stressful.
If you are carer and you are looking for advice or support then please contact your local Carers’ Centre. Their contact details can be found here.
For information on fostering or adoption, click here.
For useful websites, click here.
There is also information on the Glasgow City Council website here.