Help and Advice for Carers

February 21, 2024 | News

All of us will care for someone in our lifetime. Recognising you are a carer is the first step towards finding help and support.

133,000 people are carers in Hampshire. Carers can support a range of people including their parent, partner, child, grandparent, friend or neighbour. Without that help the person they support could not cope or live independently.

You may become a carer if someone suddenly becomes ill or has an accident. It may be because someone’s disability or health worsens over time.

You may become a Sandwich Carer-a person who looks after both their young family and an ageing parent/relative.

You may be a Young Carer (someone under 18) who looks after a relative.

It’s important to take time to look after yourself as well as the people you care for.

Below are local and national organisations offering help and resources for carers.


The Princess Royal Trust for Carers in Hampshire:
Carers Together – Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton:

Young Carers:

Young carers | Hampshire County Council:
Hampshire Young Carers Alliance:
The Childrens Society, Find Your Local Young Carer Service:
Support where you live, Carers UK:


parent carers and their child