Carers struggling with their mental health should seek help before they reach crisis point

2017-08-15T10:11:52+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Categories: In The News|

  Ian Websdale cares for his wife, Beatrice, who has severe dementia Caring for someone with a mental health condition can affect carers’ own mental health and wellbeing, according to Norfolk Carers - the local information and support service for unpaid carers. Carers using the service are often facing particularly stressful situations in their lives, such [...]

National Road Victim Month – Highlighting support for victims and carers

2017-08-01T11:45:41+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 grim statistics, stop these tragedies and [...]

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:  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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Norman Lamb, MP, to launch North Walsham Carer Friendly Network, 17th June

2017-06-15T11:41:19+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Categories: Groups & Events, In The News, Norfolk Carers|

Norman Lamb MP, a long-standing supporter of carers, receives his new copy of the Norfolk Carers Handbook at The Carers Information Day in Norwich. A scheme to bring the local community together and make a difference to the support unpaid carers receive in North Walsham, is being launched in the town this Saturday, 17th [...]

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