The Carer’s Trust website states that:
“Family carers are people who, without payment, look after relatives, friends or neighbours who could not manage alone due to illness, disability, old age, mental health needs or substance dependency. Despite their huge voluntary contribution to society many family carers experience significant disadvantages as a result of their caring role.”
You don’t have to go through it alone.
The Carers Trust Heart of England can provide information, advice and support – practical and emotional – for people who are caring for others.
See https://www.carerstrusthofe.org.uk/ to register with the Carers Trust. You needn’t be at crisis point, you may not even think of yourself as a carer. It may be for advice, or just someone to talk to.