Work can be important for your wellbeing, incoming and maintaining social contacts. Think carefully before giving up your job, it can provide you with financial security, time away and a sense of identity.

If you are balancing a paid job with caring for a family member or friend, you may need information about how your employer might be able to help you, and about your legal rights at work. As a working carer you might need a range of support in the workplace, and often different levels of support at different times.

Carers UK has information about what you are entitled to as a carer in your workplace, including your right to request flexible working, take time off for emergencies and work without discrimination. Call them on 0808 808 7777.