A drop-in session is being held in Whitby to give people advice and information on acting as a carer.
Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring and aims to highlight the challenges that carers face.
Local charity Caring Together Whitby and District are keen to champion the roles of unpaid local carers and raise awareness of the support they can offer to local people who have found themselves in a caring role.
Sarah Lally-Marley, the charity’s Community Development Worker, said: “Carers week is an opportunity for us to highlight the needs and challenges that unpaid carers face every day.
“Having some time off can be very difficult when you are providing help and support to someone at home and there are times when it can be a struggle.
“There are many people in the local area who are supporting a spouse, partner, relative or friend who need that extra support due to disability, frailty, memory problems or a debilitating illness.”
The advice and information session takes place at Whitby Library on Monday, June 6 (1-4pm).