The Carers Centre for Brighton and Hove is leading the delivery of the Carers Hub. They support adult carers and young carers in the city.
An unpaid family friend carer is a person of any age, includes young carers, who provide unpaid support to a partner, family member, or friend who could not manage without their help and support due to their illness, frailty, disability, a mental health problem, an addiction, or it could be someone who has dementia or a learning disability.
There is no one size fits all, you can be offering support a few hours a week, or round the clock care, you may be living in the same house with the person you care for, or you maybe be living separately
Who is a young carer?
Young carers are children and young people under 18 years old who help to care for someone in their family. Most young carers help to care for one of their patients or care for a sibling and help with extra jobs around the home, with their family member would find difficult without their support
What you can do to look after yourself
Ask a member of staff to refer you, speak with our Carers Champion. You can also download a Family Friend Carer Form here and send to the Practice:
Family Friend Carer Form
Take a look at the Carers Hub information pack – also available in paper format
Get in touch with the Carers Hub
Look after your own health and wellbeing
Let people know you are a carer, including your GP and at work
For more information on looking after yourself please take a look here at the information:
The Carers Hub can be contacted on
01273 977000 Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm
The Young Carers team can be contacted on