Carer follows Mitch, a kind but wayward disability support worker, and Connor, a funny and sensitive young man he works with. Mitch’s professionalism is tested by his erratic nature and ongoing struggles with a mental health condition. While Connor is bright, confident and well liked, he has anxiety about his place in the world as a person living with Down syndrome. The film explores the nuances of their relationship, which is at once transactional and yet a genuine friendship.