June 13, 2017
Do you help look after someone with M.E.? Do you give support and assistance to a partner, family member or friend who's living with the condition? If so, that makes you a carer.
Action for M.E. is supporting Carers' Week 2017, which runs from 12 June to 18 June. Many people think carers are just paid professionals, and that looking after a sick family member doesn't count but in many cases, it does.
The carer's section of our website has information on what qualifies as a carer, what support may be available to you, and advice on how best to support someone with M.E.
You can also check out our Facebook page, where carers and people with M.E. have been discussing what it's like to care for someone with M.E. and how valuable having a carer can be for those living with the illness.