Sheffield couple tell of caring challenges

John and Evelyn Burton, of Retford Road, Sheffield. Evelyn is a full-time carer for her husband who has Alzheimers.

John and Evelyn Burton, of Retford Road, Sheffield. Evelyn is a full-time carer for her husband who has Alzheimers.

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About 50,000 people in Sheffield – 10 per cent of the city’s population – are caring for a loved one who is older, ill or disabled.

And charities involved with Carers Week, a national initiative, have called for ‘hidden carers’ – families often caring round the clock without help or advice – to be made a priority for NHS and social care services.

John and Evelyn Burton, of Retford Road, Sheffield. Evelyn is a full-time carer for her husband who has Alzheimers.
John and Evelyn Burton, of Retford Road, Sheffield. Evelyn is a full-time carer for her husband who has Alzheimers.

Evelyn and John Burton, of Retford Road, Woodhouse Mill, Sheffield, have been married for 48 years and have two children, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild, with another on the way.

 

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