There are now over 6.5 million unpaid carers in the UK, people caring for friends or family members.
Monday marks the beginning of Carers Week, aiming to raise awareness of the struggles carers have to overcome.
David Dunn has been a carer to his wife Diane who suffers from Parkinsons for the past five years, he says it is a struggle and has no longer has time for a social life.
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Further snow showers are expected to continue through the morning, easing somewhat during the afternoon.
Strong, bitterly cold winds, with sunny intervals and scattered snow showers.
Old Market Square in Nottingham was a blaze of orange, green and white as hundreds brave the blizzard-like conditions.