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Welcome to our news page. We’ll keep you up-to-date with what’s happening for carers in your area, so, whether you are new to caring, or have been looking after someone else for some time, you’ll be able to find out about information, advice and support for you – and find someone else to talk to who understands your situation.

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

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 its barriers; issues such as [...]

August 15th, 2017|Categories: Health & Wellbeing, Norfolk Carers, Young Carers|

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

  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 as deterioration in their [...]

August 15th, 2017|Categories: In The News|

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

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 hours or you're suddenly doing [...]

August 10th, 2017|Categories: Legal, Financial & Carers' Rights, Norfolk Carers|

National Road Victim Month – Highlighting support for victims and carers

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 remember the victims. Norfolk [...]

August 1st, 2017|Categories: In The News|

Buying travel insurance for someone with an illness/disability?

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 All  has useful list [...]

July 31st, 2017|Categories: In The News|

Getting out and about in Norfolk this summer

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 doorstep; 125 miles [...]

July 25th, 2017|Categories: Health & Wellbeing, Norfolk Carers|Tags: , , , |
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