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A carer is someone who cares for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health condition or an addiction, is unable to live independently without their support. A carer does not receive any pay for doing this. If you are a carer for an adult or child, there are many services you can access to get help and support in your role as a carer.
Dundee Carers Centre aims to improve the lives of carers through practical and emotional support, advocacy, training and information about services, rights and benefits.
Many carers don't consider themselves to be a carer. Instead, they consider themselves as 'just looking after their mother, son, partner or best friend, just getting on with it', and doing what anyone else would in the same situation. More than one in eight people in Scotland provide care of this kind. If you do this, then you are a carer.
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