They’re amazing but sometimes forgotten – so now we want to recognise carers for all the hard work they put in to help others.
carers are absolutely vital – both those who work in a caring role and those who act as an unpaid carer for friends or family.
We’re looking for nominations of anyone who is a carer, whether as part of a paid job or not.
Professional carers in with a chance of winning should be brilliant at their jobs, with endless compassion and patience with their clients.
We also want to hear about the stars among unpaid carers, who save the country millions of pounds through their devotion.
They may be of all ages, from young children to teenagers, adults and even older people who may look after partners or relatives.
Last year this category was one of the most difficult to judge, with many worthy recipients.
The winner was Annie Dransfield, who was honoured for supporting her 34-year-old son, who has additional needs, as well as her elderly parents.
Her demanding caring role had affected her own physical health, but she still managed to also campaign on behalf of other carers.
This category, sponsored by Spire Methley Park Hospital, aims to honour those people like Annie who dedicate much of their own lives to caring and deserve recognition.