A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support.

Anyone could be a carer – a 15-year-old girl looking after a parent with an alcohol problem, a 40-year-old man caring for his partner who has terminal cancer, or an 80-year-old woman looking after her husband who has Alzheimer's disease.

Caring can have an impact on many aspects of your life — from money and work to health and wellbeing. Read about the impact of carers in Wales

And that's why we are here, to help unpaid carers and people with care needs in South East Wales. Find out about our services