Carers Week, which aims to raise awareness of the unpaid role, begins today.
Dave Dunn from Erdington has cared for his wife who has Parkinsons for 22 years and says it is hard to know what support is available.
He spends 80 hours a week looking after Diane.
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Mostly dry, mild and breezy.
Breezy but mostly dry with some clear spells overnight.
A bright and breezy day for most of the midlands, staying largely dry.