A carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without this help. This could be caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems.

Our online communities

Carers space

Share tips and ideas with other carers or just have a pause in your day for some fun. Write on the boards, email the helpline or drop into live chat anytime.

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It’s a lifeline. I love it, it really helps break the loneliness.

Matter

Connect with other young adult carers and share what's going on for you. Have a laugh or a rant, whatever you like – with our team on hand every day.

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It's being able to share whatever matters to us: it's personal, like Facebook but confined and safer.

Babble

A safe space for young carers to chat, share experiences and have fun, surrounded by people who understand. Get posting, email us for private advice, or join our supervised chats.

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For me Babble is like a big extended family.