National Caregiver’s day is a 24-hour celebration of the work put in by NHS healthcare professionals dealing with elderly and disabled patients in need of extra care.
However, there is a hidden strand of ‘caregiver’ which, as a society, we often forget about.
Informal caregivers are family or friends who give up their spare time to care for loved ones.
Reporter Aimee Rigby speaks to Julie Carnell, an informal caregiver who looks after her elderly mother, Dorry, 93, who lives alone.
Some often end up giving more than just their spare time- which is why we should start to include these carers in this annual national day.