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So far Norfolk Carers Support has created 12 blog entries.

Talking about: Mental health

2017-09-19T16:15:17+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Categories: Health & Wellbeing, In The News|

  It can be difficult sometimes to talk about your own or another person's mental health. Earlier this year, we teamed up with the EDP,  to break down some of the stigma around mental health and put the spotlight on how caring for someone with a mental health condition can affect carers’ own mental health and [...]

Family Carers face extra challenges as temperatures dip

2017-09-18T12:56:36+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Categories: In The News|

Family carers can face additional challenges as colder weather and shorter days can affect many medical conditions, according to experts in Norfolk. Chris Preston from Arthritis Care says: "Many people with arthritis report that joint and muscle stiffness and aches and pains worsen in colder weather and it can take a bit longer to do everyday tasks [...]

Family carers advised:  “Get tech savvy.” 

2017-09-19T09:19:30+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Categories: In The News|

  Family carers in Norfolk need to keep up-to-date with the range of technology that can make caring easier and improve the health, safety and independence of the carer - and people they are looking after, according to a leading carers' organisation. Norfolk Carers says that there is a range of technology to support people to [...]

How caring for someone can affect your own mental health

2017-08-29T11:38:19+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Categories: In The News|

Caring for someone with a mental health condition can affect carers’ own mental health and wellbeing, according to Norfolk Carers. Carers often face particularly stressful situations in their lives, such as a deterioration in their loved-one's health and managing the changing nature of their relationship. Tim Allard is Executive Manager for  Norfolk Carers Support, who provide [...]

National Road Victim Month – Highlighting support for victims and carers

2017-08-29T11:40:09+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Categories: In The News|

National Road Victim Month - Norfolk Carers teams up with Brake to raise awareness of support for victims and carers. Every year in Norfolk hundreds of people are killed or seriously injured on the county's roads; today is the start of National Road Victim Month, which aims to highlight the statistics, stop these tragedies and remember the [...]

Buying travel insurance for someone with an illness/disability?

2017-07-31T11:19:42+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Categories: In The News|

It's the start of the main holiday month and the newspapers are full of articles about getting away: http://www.edp24.co.uk/features/paul-s-painful-and-costly-lesson-in-holiday-insurance-1-5125274  But if you're looking after someone with an illness or disability, or if you're over 65, you will need to shop around for an insurer that will provide cover - and find the best deal.  Tourism for [...]

“Be prepared for the worst” – A carer’s message to others

2017-08-15T14:34:30+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Categories: In The News|

Christa Braybrooks carries a Carers Emergency Card "What happens if I'm no longer there to look after my loved-one?" It's an unpaid carer's worst nightmare and a scenario that's easy to push to the back of your mind - but it's important to plan ahead for the situation. Shelia Adams, from Fakenham, is 81, and cares [...]

Catch the Bus Week 

2017-07-03T11:23:49+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Categories: In The News|

It's Catch the Bus Week  If you're looking after someone and haven't got a car to get out and about for social or leisure activities, shopping or those important appointments then catching the bus (or other public transport)  may be the only option!    Borderhoppa community transport - South Norfolk  Our "Getting About" pages have full details [...]

Are you providing unpaid care for a relative, partner or friend in Norfolk?

2017-06-27T09:25:10+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Categories: In The News|

Carers Council for Norfolk and Healthwatch Norfolk have produced a survey to  find out more about what life is like for carers in Norfolk. By taking part in this survey, carers can help  to improve information and support for other carers. Feedback collected will be published and  shared with Norfolk County Council and other local health [...]

Carers – Advice in Hot Weather

2017-06-19T09:28:14+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Whitlingham Country Park Tripboat "The Ra" Carers' Hot weather Advice As the heatwave in Norfolk continues, carers are being advised to take steps to avoid dehydration and heatstroke in anybody they are looking after who is elderly or who has heart, breathing or mobility problems. Norfolk Carers has teamed up with pharmacies as part of  our [...]

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