A majority (84%) of people with M.E. who took part in our 2014 M.E. Time to deliver survey told us they received daily care from a family member.
Caring for someone with M.E. is likely to have a significant financial and emotional impact on the household as a whole. Thankfully help and support is available to make this easier on you.
Your local council is obliged to offer a carer’s assessment for adult carers of adults who are disabled, ill or elderly. The assessment will also give you a chance to discuss what support or services you need, and will look at how caring affects your life (such as the physical, mental and emotional needs you may have, for example).
You can request a carer's assessment by contacting your local council’s social services department. You could also ask your GP to make a referral.