A Guernsey charity is starting a new outreach programme to provide more emotional and practical support for carers in the island.
Between 2,000 and 4,000 people are thought to be giving unpaid voluntary care in the island, and the Carers Guernsey service aims to provide a listening ear for them.
As part of the new scheme, staff are able to accompany islanders to appointments, help with filling in forms and introduce carers to other support groups that can help them with everyday life.
The charity is also looking for volunteers for a "ring round" service, to keep in contact with carers, which training will be provided for.
If someone is in need of support, or would like to volunteer, they are asked to call 01481 266331.