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Lack of support for carers

A new report organised to coincide with Carers Week said carers in the North East feel unprepared and lack support when they start looking after someone.

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Carers urged to seek support from others who have been there

A survey by a group of charities for Carers Week suggested 75% of those looking after a relative with health problems were unprepared for the responsibility - and four out of five felt they did not know where to seek support.

Andrew Barraclough, of the Carers Trust, said help is out there - if you know who to ask.

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