A carer provides unpaid personal care, assistance and support to a person who needs this help because of a disability or disease such as cancer.
You may be a partner, relative, friend or neighbour. Anyone can be a carer - it doesn’t matter what your age, sex, sexuality, profession or cultural background is.
You may not see yourself as a carer, rather that you are simply helping out a person in need or that you are providing care as a natural extension of your relationship. Some carers accept the increased responsibilities, while others may feel they have no choice or the role is something they ‘should’ do.
Find out more about carers - Caring involves managing both your own physical and emotional needs and those of the person you are caring for.
Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.