There are more than 100,000 family carers in Leicestershire and Babs Marson is one of them.
When her daughter, now 19, was born with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) she found the support of the Carer's Centre in Leicester invaluable in coping with the diagnosis and adjusting to life as a carer.
Quote Message: Carers are not special people. We are just ordinary people with a special job." from Babs Marson Leicester Carer's Centre
These days Babs runs the centre as well as still caring full time for her daughter.
She organises social events but also fundraisers to keep the service going so that she can continue to give the same support she received to other people who find themselves caring for a loved one.