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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Breezy afternoon with scattered showers and sunny spells.
Although it's August, Leicestershire County Council says it has taken its first delivery of grit in preparation for the winter.