This song, by Orlando Gough and the Wednesdays, highlights what being a carer can be like - it's often the toughest job around. There are several good organisations especially for people who look after for a friend, partner or relative.
Carers UK provides information and advice to anyone who is looking after a sick, disabled or elderly friend or relative. As well as providing information, the charity campaigns on behalf of carers to bring their concerns to the attention of the Government and the media.
Princess Royal Trust for Carers
The PRTC is a national charity working to make life easier for carers. The Trust provides informatio, support and practical help through its network of 118 Carers Centres across the country. Find out if there is an affiliated centre near you.
Crossroads - Caring for Carers is the major national charity providing breaks for carers. It has more than 200 schemes across the country providing practical, professional support to carers in the home. The breaks allow carers to have precious time for themselves.