How do we fund those who need looking after? Carers UK are warning that thousands of unpaid carers are being driven into poverty - many are unable to save for their old age because they are looking after a loved one.
The charity is urging the new Prime Minister to take drastic action to improve the lives of a hidden army, propping up an inadequate social care system.
Melanie Pearson is one of those struggling to pay for her retirement as she helps to care for her brother Nick. They've been talking to Lisa Adlam.