The word carer is defined as “Someone who has the principle responsibility of caring for another person”. Many carers see this role as a natural extension of their relationship with the care recipient. Carers come from all walks of life, socioeconomic, ethnic groups and include children in their early teens and younger. Carer’s beliefs and perceptions are influenced by many factors. These influences include family ‘rules’ or lores, religion, culture, ethnicity. It is estimated that close to three million people across Australia are providing informal unpaid care to predominantly family members. The number of carers is predicted to increase by 2% per annum as the population ages and more people need care. Although many carers describe the experience as positive; unpaid caring comes at a cost for the individual and the wider community. The economic cost to replace unpaid carers with services purchased from home based service providers would be $40.9 billion.