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‘Sometimes he can’t remember my name’

Martin Peters’ daughter describes the Norwich City legend’s battle with Alzheimer’s

1966 England World Cup star Martin Peters at Waveney Youth FC, Lowestoft in 2012. His daughter spoke to the Sunday Mirror today about his battle with Alzheimer’s Picture: Nick Butcher

The daughter of Norwich City legend and World Cup winner Martin Peters spoke for the first time today of her father’s battle with Alzheimer’s.

The midfielder, who played more than 200 times for the Canaries between 1975 and 1980, hasn’t been to any of the celebration events this year marking 50 years since he was part of the England team which won the World Cup.

Martin’s daughter Leann, 50, told the Sunday Mirror: “Dad hasn’t been to any of the 1966 celebration dinners so far. We had to pull him out. The stress was too much.”

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‘I didn’t sleep for 42 hours’

Government told to give workers paid leave to help loved ones

Jenny cares for her husband as well as working as a baker

The Government has been told to do more to support carers who have jobs outside the home.

It is estimated that unpaid carers save the British economy £87 billion a year in potential care costs – but they are not eligible for paid leave from work to take their loved ones to scheduled hospital appointments or planned appointments with their doctors.

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‘Carer support charities are indispensable’

Sunday 03 April 2016

Dr Dan Poulter

Last week in Parliament I hosted an event to launch a campaign to raise awareness about child carers.

Honeypot, a children’s charity which gives respite care for carers aged five to 12, launched their campaign For Children Who Care to encourage MPs to recognise the challenges faced by young carers and to raise awareness of the need for respite care and to support organisations such as Honeypot.

Honeypot is the only UK charity providing consistent and regular support to young carers between the ages of five and 12.

Young carers face significant responsibilities and often find it difficult to relate to their peers, concentrate in school and play with their friends.

Honeypot offers these children a safe place where they can simply be children, in a supportive, safe environment.

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