Shopping online for Christmas presents? Why not fundraise for Norfolk Family Carers at the same time. It’s free and simple.

2017-11-28T15:05:11+00:00November 28th, 2017|Categories: Health & Wellbeing, Norfolk Carers, Young Carers|

It has to be one of the simplest ways of giving back this Christmas. Every time you buy something online, you can choose to give a small donation to Norfolk Family Carers. This donation doesn't come from your wallet - it is a small commission paid for by the retailer. First up, you will need to [...]

Get in touch to get informed on Carers Rights Day 2017!

2017-11-23T13:53:42+00:00November 23rd, 2017|Categories: In The News, Legal, Financial & Carers' Rights, Norfolk Carers|

Looking after a friend or family member who can no longer care for themselves is something many people do without question - gradually taking on more and more responsibilities over time. As such, people often fail to realise they've become 'carers' and can therefore miss out on some of the vital support and information that's out [...]

Carers in Norfolk are being urged to book their flu jab, as the annual NHS vaccination programme gets underway.

2017-09-07T11:39:47+01:00September 7th, 2017|Categories: Health & Wellbeing, Norfolk Carers|

A good time to think about staying well this winter. Norfolk Carers is teaming up with local pharmacies to encourage people who look after a friend or relative to stay well this autumn. Susanne Anderson is from Norfolk Carers: "If you're looking after someone who is ill, frail or disabled and you go down with 'flu, [...]

Fears family carers will be forced to pick up the pieces as work begins to cut £31 million from Norfolk’s social care budget.

2017-08-30T12:18:15+01:00August 30th, 2017|Categories: Health & Wellbeing, In The News, Legal, Financial & Carers' Rights, Norfolk Carers|Tags: , , , |

Nearly one in eight people in Norfolk look after a relative or friend who cannot manage on their own due to mental or physical ill health. Caring for someone else, although rewarding, can be challenging and it’s feared these struggles are set to get worse as Norfolk County Council begins work to make huge savings in its [...]

More unpaid carers should be recognised for the valuable work they do, says Norfolk Carers.

2017-08-29T11:43:31+01:00August 21st, 2017|Categories: In The News, Norfolk Carers|Tags: , , |

30 year old David Gibbs from Taverham looks after his wife Lisa who has M.E. which came on suddenly from a bout of flu. Lisa, who’s 29, went from being fit and active to being bed-bound overnight. David was thrown into the deep end as an unpaid carer but according to Lisa his response has been [...]

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

2017-08-17T09:06:02+01:00August 15th, 2017|Categories: Health & Wellbeing, Norfolk Carers, Young Carers|

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 [...]

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

2017-08-10T11:03:55+01:00August 10th, 2017|Categories: Legal, Financial & Carers' Rights, Norfolk Carers|

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 [...]

Getting out and about in Norfolk this summer

2017-07-25T13:16:06+01:00July 25th, 2017|Categories: Health & Wellbeing, Norfolk Carers|Tags: , , , |

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

2017-07-25T13:26:44+01:00July 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 [...]

Life after caring – How volunteering helped me to heal

2017-08-15T15:14:22+01:00July 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 [...]

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