I’m sure your readers were as moved as I was by the recent trials and tribulations of the Trueman family in Eastenders.
Even though they are fictitious characters, their situation must be depressingly familiar to a great many people.
There are around 6.5 million unpaid carers in the UK who are struggling every day to cope with the needs of an older or disabled loved one.
I work for a charity called Revitalise, which provides much-needed breaks for disabled people and crucial respite for their carers.
Resolve to support Revitalise in 2015. Find out how at www.revitalise.org.uk or call 0303 3030147.