The number of people caring unpaid for friends or family members has now reached 6.5million across the country.
Monday will be the start of Carers Week, aiming to raise awareness about those who spend much of their lives caring for someone else, and the problems they face.
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A cloudier day across the Midlands.
A 72-year-old man is in police custody after a 60-year-old woman was found dead at a house in Hinckley last night.
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's side have secured promotion to League One after their 2-1 win at Morecambe.