Help and support for carers Services Who is a carer? A carer is a person who provides unpaid care and support to someone who is ill, disabled, frail or elderly. Carers can be mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, friends, relatives, spouses, partners or neighbours. A carer's role can often be stressful, demanding and time consuming, as well as physically tiring and mentally draining. Knowing that services are available and who can help may reduce many of the problems that carers have. We are a dedicated Carers Support Service, providing advice, information and direct services to unpaid carers in Redbridge. We can help you to access the support you need.