No-one really knows how many adult carers there are in either the UK or Salford as so many of them are hidden, not knowing they can access support, unrecognised as carers by professional and in many cases not recognising themselves as carer..."it's my wife and she's ill so I look after her."

Estimates from Carers UK put the national figure at almost 7 million & growing all the time. In Salford we estimate in the region of 26,000 adults acting as unpaid family carers, with a further 3,000 young people either acting as the lone/primary or support carers within families.