News 2017-06-14T09:14:44+00:00


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.

“Be prepared for the worst” – A carer’s message to others

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 for her husband, John [...]

July 25th, 2017|Categories: In The News|

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

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 carers who agreed to [...]

July 24th, 2017|Categories: In The News, Norfolk Carers|

Life after caring – How volunteering helped me to heal

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 were from here and [...]

July 20th, 2017|Categories: Norfolk Carers, Uncategorized|

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

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 is excellent but it [...]

July 13th, 2017|Categories: Groups & Events, Health & Wellbeing, Uncategorized|

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

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, back problems and is [...]

July 6th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Catch the Bus Week 

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 of all the transport [...]

July 3rd, 2017|Categories: In The News|
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