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Young Adult Carers ‘torn’ between caring and their own ambitions.

2017-08-17T09:06:02+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Categories: Health & Wellbeing, Norfolk Carers, Young Carers|

Young Adult Carers often have very little time to focus on their own goals and ambitions and can feel torn between their caring responsibilities and pursuing their own dreams, according to Norfolk Carers Support Young People's Services Manager, Catherine Bibb: "Moving to independent living is a milestone every young adult hopes to achieve, but it is not without [...]

Becoming an unpaid carer – the lifestyle change you probably didn’t plan for…

2017-08-10T11:03:55+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Categories: Legal, Financial & Carers' Rights, Norfolk Carers|

It can be hard to make ends meet even when your life is going to plan, but becoming an unpaid carer – either suddenly or gradually - can have a big impact on your finances at a time when you have less time to keep on top of things. Whether you've had to reduce your your working [...]

Getting out and about in Norfolk this summer

2017-07-25T13:16:06+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Categories: Health & Wellbeing, Norfolk Carers|Tags: , , , |

If the person you care for needs help to get around – there are lots of great places to explore in Norfolk this summer, whether it’s hiring specially designed beach wheelchairs in Great Yarmouth or taking a trip on an accessible boat on the Norfolk Broads. We are lucky in Norfolk to have The Broads on [...]

Our Norfolk Carers Photo Exhibition moves to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

2017-07-25T13:26:44+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Categories: In The News, Norfolk Carers|

We are delighted to announce that the Norfolk Carers Photo Exhibition, which was produced for Carers Week, has moved to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. It can be found at the West Atrium. We've had a fantastic response so far from those working in the hospital and passers-by. A big thanks to all of the [...]

Life after caring – How volunteering helped me to heal

2017-08-15T15:14:22+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Categories: Norfolk Carers, Uncategorized|

Marion spent many years looking after her mum and says moving on can be hard Marion Murphy, who's 67, moved to Norfolk with her mother Vera in September 2011, just as her mother discovered her bowel cancer had returned. Not long after the move, Vera's health deteriorated even further: "My Mum loved Norfolk. Both her parents [...]

“I’m worried for the future”….A new study finds many unpaid carers are close to breaking point

2017-07-27T11:29:26+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Categories: Groups & Events, Health & Wellbeing, Uncategorized|

Ian Websdale, who's 73 and from Bradwell, cares for his 70 year old wife, Beatrice who has advanced dementia. Beatrice was diagnosed in 2011 and is currently funded by Norfolk County Council to attend Rosewood Day Centre day centre in Great Yarmouth for four days a week for six hours. Ian says the care Beatrice receives [...]

“I wish I’d acted sooner” – Carer urges others to seek help

2017-07-25T13:29:39+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

68 year old Sue Bensley cares for her 75 year old husband Charlie who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's a year ago Sue Bensley looks after her husband Charlie who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s a year ago. However, Sue has health problems of her own and before Charlie became ill, he was looking after Sue who has ME, fibromyalgia, osteo-arthritis, [...]

Planning a holiday can be stressful for unpaid carers but we can help!

2017-06-29T11:57:59+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Categories: Health & Wellbeing, Norfolk Carers, Young Carers|

Whitlingham Country Park solar trip boat, Ra, is fully wheelchair accessible. It's the time of year when many of us think about taking a holiday, either abroad or nearer to home.  For unpaid carers, looking after someone with a physical disability, learning difficulty, mental health condition or an addiction, a holiday with the cared-for [...]

Norfolk Carers Photo Exhibition for Carers Week 2017

2017-07-11T10:37:32+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Categories: Groups & Events, Norfolk Carers, Young Carers|Tags: , , , |

This year for Carers Week, we wanted to do something a little bit different. We decided to host a photo exhibition to celebrate the lives of Norfolk's 100,000 unpaid carers. The photos were taken by Norfolk photographer Hannah Hutchins - herself a carer - and included some pictures of Hannah's elderly grandmother whom she cares [...]

Watch Tim Allard from Norfolk Carers tell Mustard TV about the growing importance of unpaid or family carers

2017-06-22T12:07:41+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|Categories: In The News, Norfolk Carers|Tags: , , |

A new report into Adult Social Care was published this week by Norfolk County Council. It outlined how the council plans to cope with the challenge of getting the best care for the frail and vulnerable amidst an ageing population and cuts to the social care budget. Keeping people active and independent will [...]

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