Family Focus: Funding for carers
There are 185,000 carers in Northern Ireland according to official figures, although it is thought the real figure is much higher.
It is often forgotten just how much money carers save the economy.
One study valued the unpaid work put in by carers here every year in Northern Ireland at an incredible £3.12 billion.
But what affect will future cuts have?
Sarah Travers has been to meet a family in Lisburn which has very real concerns about what lies ahead.