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, [...]

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 [...]

Carers’ Stories

2017-06-12T14:19:25+00:00 June 7th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Joan's Story Joan, 73, from Hoveton, cares for her husband, 75, who had a brain haemorrhage last year. She says that the health professionals with whom she first came into contact, didn’t recognise her as a carer and failed to listen to her views about the impact of her husband’s condition upon his day-to day-living, or [...]

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