A carer is anyone who regularly looks after someone who is too ill, disabled, or frail to manage alone. The council can carry out an assessment of the needs of the person that a carer is looking after. It can provide practical support through direct services such as care at home, day services, or direct payments for support services.

Support for carers

Provision of advice, counselling and support for those who are caring for adults or children with special needs. 

Young carers: support and advice

Tower Hamlets Council offers young carers and their families support information and advice.

Read our Commitment to Carer Plan