A carer is someone who, without payment, looks after or provides help and support to a partner, child, relative, friend or neighbour who could not manage without that help. This could be because of age, physical or mental illness, addiction or disability.

Anyone can become a carer. Carers come from all walks of life, all cultures, and can be of any age.

Many carers do not consider themselves to be 'a carer'. They are just looking after, e.g. their mother, son, or best friend, just getting on with it without a second thought.

Many carers also work outside the home and are trying to juggle jobs with their responsibilities as carers.

Taking on a caring role can mean facing a life of poverty, isolation, frustration, ill health and depression. The majority of carers struggle alone and do not know what help is available to them.


We are here to help.

Emergency Planning for Carers

It may be you are caring for someone who needs your help due to a health condition, disability or frailty. Are you concerned what will happen to them should an emergency arise?

SINCE 1991
The Princess Royal Trust for Carers in Hampshire is part of a network of 144 Carer Centres in the UK. The network is run under the auspices of  The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, founded by Princess Anne in Glasgow in 1991.
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