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Partners

Norfolk Carers is Norfolk County Council and NHS’s funded Carers Support Service for Norfolk (formerly called Carers Agency Partnership) that supports unpaid carers in Norfolk.

Our partners are:

Great Yarmouth and Waveney MIND.

Great Yarmouth and Waveney MIND offer a Carers Support Service.

The service works with individuals who support someone with a mental health condition. Anyone 16 or over can be referred to the Carers service. Great Yarmouth and Waveney MIND look to enhance Carers wellbeing by offering one to one support, training opportunities, social activities and signposting to other organisations. The service provides information and advice to Carers. Support groups are also available; this can provide Carers with the opportunity to meet other Carers. The service looks to offer individualistic support for Carers and will work with various organisations to ensure Carers needs and wishes are met.

Age UK Norfolk is a local charity providing essential support to those over 50 in Norfolk.

From Telephone Befriending to Advocacy, find out more about the services they provide and how you can access them. Age UK Norfolk celebrates age and works with older people to improve quality of life and promote independence.

Services

Specialist Information and Advice

Free information and advice covering all issues relating to later life including Benefits and Entitlements, Money Matters, Bereavement Advice, Lasting Power of Attorney and much more!

Advice Line tel. 0300 500 1217

Dementia Services and Support

Free information and advice covering all issues relating to later life including Benefits and Entitlements, Money Matters, Bereavement Advice, Lasting Power of Attorney and much more!

Specialist Information and Advice

Free information and advice covering all issues relating to later life including Benefits and Entitlements, Money Matters, Bereavement Advice, Lasting Power of Attorney and much more!

Norfolk Carers Support is a charity which has been providing specialist support to unpaid Carers in Norfolk for 20 years.

Our services have been intentionally designed to support Carers at various stages in their lives.

We have services for young people (ages 6-16), young adults (16-24 years old) and adults. Within this we also tailor our support down to individual levels, to make sure that Carers are accessing the services that can help them and their loved one.

Norwich & Central Norfolk MIND

Carer Support Service

Norwich & Central Norfolk Mind Carer Support Service is part of the Carers Agency Partnership (CAP). The partnership was formed on 1st July 2013 to provide a “one stop shop” for carers and is funded by Norfolk County Council and the Norfolk CCG’s (Clinical Commissioning Groups). The partnership provides many things including information and advice, one to one support, carers groups, breaks, befriending and grants.

West Norfolk Befriending.

West Norfolk Befriending aims to reduce social isolation by providing a link to the outside world. We match isolated older people with trained, and CRB checked volunteer befrienders who will visit on a regular basis.

Our service helps clients

  • enhance their quality of life
  • maintain their independence
  • reduce isolation
  • improve their physical and mental wellbeing
  • identify risks to health and environment

We facilitate reintegration to community life wherever possible. Clients are frequently signposted to other services and organisations that may be able to help them.

We are currently funded via a grant from Norfolk County Council. From September 2012, clients can choose to use their Personal Budget to access the service that we offer. We can accept private clients who wish to pay to receive the service. This is a complete change for all voluntary sector organisations, but gives clients more flexibility around the service they wish to buy. The Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk will continue to support some of the core costs of the organisation, and we will continue apply for funding from other grant schemes.

For more information about our service or to become a befriender please contact us.

Carers Support Service

Looking after someone with a mental health issue? We can help

If you have a relative or friend who experiences depression, anxiety or any other mental health issue, West Norfolk Mind is ideally-placed to support you in your caring role. We have over twenty years’ experience of mental health work and therefore a good understanding of the special demands made on carers.

Our staff give down–to-earth useful advice. They can help answer some of the questions that might seem overwhelming at times, and show you how and where to get help on issues like treatments and benefits. They can visit you at home, or arrange to meet somewhere else if you prefer.

One of the best sources of support is finding other people who have been through similar experiences. Carers meet up regularly in our centres in King’s Lynn, Heacham and Downham Market. Sessions are friendly and informal and people decide for themselves what they want to discuss or do. By identifying shared concerns, the groups can also give carers a bigger say in how services are developed and organised.

We help give unpaid carers of all ages, relief from their overwhelming feelings of loneliness, responsibility and helplessness by providing professional support and advice to help overcome the emotional, financial and physical challenges presented by their caring role.

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