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

Support for you

Caring for someone with cancer can be challenging and tiring. Help is available to support you with looking after your loved one.

Carer’s Allowance

If you are caring for someone with cancer, you may be able to get financial help, such as Carer's Allowance.

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.

More information to help you

  • Looking after someone

    Caring can mean many things, including being a good listener, helping with personal care, providing transport or assisting with everyday chores.

  • Coping with your emotions

    When someone close to you is diagnosed with cancer it can be an overwhelming experience. We have advice to help you cope.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Young people caring for someone

    If you’re under 18 and you spend any of your time looking after someone then you’re a young carer. Find information and advice written especially for you.

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.

Talk to us

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.

Talk to us