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