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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Dry and largely clear for most overnight with winds easing. Temperatures will fall close to freezing for many so a frost is expected.
Remaining cloud and rain should soon clear eastwards during the evening, leaving a dry remainder of the night.