There are nearly six million carers in the UK and three million of them are juggling work with care. To celebrate National Carers Week we have teamed up with Towergate Insurance Brokers to launch a new group for working carers. To find out what support is available and for the chance to meet with others in [...]
Julie Izzard works as a Family Care Adviser at Norfolk Family Carers but is also a carer herself - or more precisely a 'sandwich carer' (someone who looks after children and parents). Julie's dad has MS and her step mum has dementia so Julie knows all too well the rewards and challenges of caring, as well [...]
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 in Great Yarmouth for four days a week for six hours. Ian says the care Beatrice receives is excellent [...]
This year for Carers Week, we wanted to do something a little bit different. We decided to host a photo exhibition to celebrate the lives of Norfolk's 100,000 unpaid carers. The photos were taken by Norfolk photographer Hannah Hutchins - herself a carer - and included some pictures of Hannah's elderly grandmother whom she cares [...]
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 [...]
From a unique photo exhibition, celebrating the lives of local carers, to the launch of a local support group set up by an ex-carer, there's a huge variety of events on offer in the county for Carers Week, this year.