Our briefing paper on adult carers and carers of adults in need of care and support has been updated to bring it up-to-date with the latest indicators, data and strategies.

Carers or anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who, due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction, cannot cope without their support are estimated to be almost 100,000 people in Norfolk. Often these are relatives who find it difficult to think of themselves as carers, who look for support for their caring role only when they reach a crisis, however, if help and support are given early would be able to care for longer and both they and the person they care for would remain well for longer.