Janice has been an unpaid carer for over fifty years caring for relatives who could not manage without her help because of disability and illness. Her areas of interest in health and social care are mental health care; dementia care; the care of older people and cancer care. Her sons and grandchildren have been, or are currently, young and young adult carers. This is an area of carer’s needs that is close to her heart, and she champions the rights of families and children who provide care to be recognised and better supported. This involves encouraging education, the NHS and social care to work closely together in a whole family approach.