A CARER who faces eviction after her patient was admitted to a care home has pleaded for more time.

For the last five years Alison Mortimer has been a registered live-in carer for her friend of 17 years, but when he was admitted permanently into a care home she was given notice to leave his council property in Daniell Drive, Shrub End.

Now Colchester Borough Homes have applied to evict Ms Mortimer, 58, from the home as she has not yet been able to find somewhere else to live.

A spokesman for Colchester Borough Homes, who run properties for Colchester Council, said: “As Ms Mortimer is not a tenant it is not possible for her to stay at the property because the tenancy is not transferable in these circumstances."