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Portrait of Pat, an older person with a learning disability

Pat's background

Many older people with learning disabilities are caring for family members, spouses, partners and friends. Pat supports her partner Ray and also cared for her father - she is part of a national network of carers with a learning disability.

Michael also looked after his mum with dementia at home until she was 91. He says: "I'm proud to be a carer. It's the most important thing I've ever done."

Tony is 69 and lives with his mum, 91: "I try to help with the hoovering, cleaning and washing. Mum won't let me do the cooking, she's very independent. She's my mum and she looked after me and now I look after her. 50:50 I call it."

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