Husband urges Norfolk’s ‘hidden’ army of carers to seek support

Les Eve, Carers UK Ambassador for Carers in Norfolk.

A husband who spent almost 30 years caring for his wife, after she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, has urged the county’s “hidden” unpaid carers to get the support they are entitled to.

Ahead of Carers Week, which starts on Monday, Les Eve said he wanted to get the message out that people looking after loved ones were not alone.

Mr Eve, who set up the Costessey Carers Support Group following his experiences looking after his wife, Shirley, is the Carers UK Ambassador for Carers in Norfolk.

He said: “As a former carer, I know that caring for someone can be a rewarding but lonely experience. Carers often feel they need to be strong for the person they’re supporting and sometimes that means they don’t recognise when they need a bit of help themselves.”

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