I'm looking after someone with cancer

If you look after someone with cancer you may not think of yourself as a carer. Yet the support you provide is vital: from helping with shopping to just being there to talk. We know that without the right support this can have a big impact on you. But you don’t have to go through it alone.

You could start with these articles

Being a carer

As more and more people are living with cancer, a greater number of people are taking on caring responsibilities.

Support for you

If you’re looking after someone it is important to also look after yourself. Find out about support that’s available, including the carer’s assessment.

Your rights at work

It's important to be aware of your legal rights in the workplace. Your human resources department may be able to help you.

Carer’s Allowance

If you are caring for someone with cancer, you may be able to get financial help.

More information to help you

  • Looking after someone

    You might have lots to juggle if you're looking after someone with cancer. We can give you advice and information about how you can support people with and after cancer treatment.

  • Organising your finances

    We know people who look after someone with cancer often face unexpected costs. There are certain benefits and other financial help available. Our advice can help you get things sorted.

  • Working while caring

    If you're looking after someone with cancer while you're working or self-employed, there are laws in place to support you.

  • Getting support

    You can find the support that really helps you - whether it's finding out information, talking to others, or sharing your experience. We can help.

Are you a carer?

Are you a carer?

We understand how looking after someone with cancer can completely take over your life. We’re here to give you the support you may need to make sure no one faces cancer alone.

Are you a carer?

We understand how looking after someone with cancer can completely take over your life. We’re here to give you the support you may need to make sure no one faces cancer alone.