If you did miss out we have a guaranteed space at the 2019 London Marathon but you need to be quick. We need to make a decision about our chosen runner as soon as possible. We will work closely to support you and tell your marathon story. We want to raise awareness of unpaid family carers from [...]
Friday 5th October is Globals Make Some Noise Day - the day when all the main fund raising for the Make Some Noise charities really takes off. There have been lots of brilliant fundraising events going on around the UK supported by lots of celebrities and all the Global Radio Stations. As one of the nominated [...]
It is well known that spending time with animals has a real feel good factor. For most people that is most likely to involve time with a family pet but our young carers recently had the opportunity to get up close to some miniature donkeys. A local charity, Minature Donkeys for Wellbeing, brought two of their [...]
Karl, from Norwich is 17, and helps care for his mum who has Spina Bifida. He feels that he really stepped up to the caring role when he was about 11 and realised that he could help his Mum. His Dad, who is the main carer, recently had two hernia operations with subsequent complications. As a [...]
In May we were pleased to announce that we had been selected as one of the charities to be supported by Global's Make Some Noise this year. Since them we have been working with their teams to prepare for the Make Some Noise Day on Friday 5th October. One of the key activities involved the Make Some [...]
Since being voted in as "Sainsbury's Local Charity of the Year at both the Pound Lane, Norwich and the Bacton Road, North Walsham stores we are already seeing great results. The "launch" weekend across both stores saw us working closely with the Sainsbury's teams to raise awareness of unpaid carers and identify hidden carers as well as fund raising. We met and spoke [...]
A Norfolk carer tells us about certain local businesses who’ve been making life easier as we urge more firms to become ‘carer friendly’.
65 year old Marilyn Palmer from Kirby Bedon cares for her husband Doug, 75, who was diagnosed with dementia in 2013. Recently, Marilyn became separated from Doug in John Lewis, Norwich. After searching the store for some time and failing to find him, she became distressed. Immediately, two members of staff came to her assistance and [...]
After an incredibly tough year, Clare’s family were finally able to find a way forward thanks to support from Norfolk Family Carers.
Clare lives in Norfolk with her husband David and their two children. Both Clare and David are self-employed but like many families they juggle working with supporting and caring for relatives. David’s parents look after his sister who has complex health needs. They decided to move to Norfolk a few years ago to be closer to [...]