One in ten British people are carers. They are lifelines for the people they care for, and can help people to live their lives independently. One of the many areas that carers can help with is managing legal situations. This can mean that carers sometimes speak up on behalf of the person they care for, and may need to work with a lawyer. Find out more by reading our 'Got a legal issue?' page called 'I am a carer representing someone with a legal need'.