Families contribute a lot to the care and support of individuals in care in many ways. In the first place, it is the family that is the first port of call in terms of care in the sense that it is the family that acknowledges that a member of their family requires professional care and takes the matter to body responsible. It is the family that provides the critical information on the condition of the individual before the experts begin their assessments. When an individual has been admitted into care or wants to remain living independently at home the family provides stability by constant visits and encouragement as well as in times of crisis the family can provide calm and understanding as they know the individual better then anyone. The family can also provide financial management if requested to do so. Overall the family provides stability, comfort, support and love and affection unconditionally whilst needed.