Bob, 70, (in the centre) is a volunteer for Norfolk Carers Walk and Talk
“I used to volunteer for the Louise Hamilton centre (next to the James Paget Hospital) – one of the roles I had was to promote Norfolk and Suffolk family carers.
One day, I was working with Julie Izzard (CSL) who said that Norfolk Carers were looking for volunteers and she pulled an application form out of her bag.
I had previously cared for my wife who passed away 3 years ago (from cancer).”
Bob now leads Julie’s Norfolk Carers Walk and Talk group, as he is an accredited walks leader.
Bob also helps Julie out with all sort of things – such as befriending. He is currently helping Allan, who lives with his sister who is suffering from dementia. Bob has arranged to visit some care homes with Allan, with a view to putting Allan’s sister in a home as her needs are so much greater.
Last year (2016), Bob supported a couple. The husband had dementia after a fall and she was diagnosed with leukemia. He is now in the care home – Bob supported him.