In this Act:
"carer"—a person is a carer of someone else (the "dependant") if—
(a) the dependant is dependent on the person for ongoing care and assistance; and
(b) the person cares for the dependant otherwise than because of—
(i) a commercial arrangement; or
(ii) an arrangement that is substantially commercial.
Example of a carer
Ms S suffers from a severe brain injury because of a car accident and requires constant care. Her spouse, 2 children aged 18 and 11 and a family friend share her care and would each be a ‘carer'.