Shannelle, a young carer from London
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Cancer carers in UK 'need more training'

14 October 2013 Last updated at 14:05 BST

Some carers looking after cancer patients in the UK are carrying out vital healthcare tasks without adequate training, according to a survey carried out by Macmillan Cancer Support.

The charity wants the NHS to do more to support carers and is pressing for an amendment to the Care Bill, which is due in the Commons later this month.

Jane Dreaper reports.