A carer is a partner, relative or friend of any age, who looks after someone who is unable to look after themselves. There are around six million carers in the UK, including 175,000 young carers.
Whether you have only just become a carer of someone with M.E., or you have been looking after them for some time, our booklet Caring for someone with M.E. is for you.
As well as information about M.E., it includes sections on looking after yourself, welfare benefits, advice from other carers and a list of useful contacts.
Carers Direct and Carers UK are also useful sources of information and support.
If you are the parent of a child with M.E., our booklet Your child and M.E. will be useful, too.
Joy has M.E. and is also a carer for her husband, read her story.
Read past articles about caring for someone with M.E. or your child has M.E. in our InterAction archive.