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First of a new kind of care village set to open

The new £19m Bowthorpe Care Village opens on the outskirts of Norwich next week. Photo: ITV News Anglia

A new care village – the first of its kind in East Anglia – is opening its doors to residents from Monday.

It’s like a fancy hotel complex with a hairdressers, bar, cafe, shop and restaurant set in landscaped gardens but it’s actually made up of 92 care flats and a dementia home.

Four council care homes built in the 1970s in Norwich are shutting and the residents transferring to Bowthorpe Care Village on the outskirts of of the city.

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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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