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 [...]
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 [...]
January 25th is Young Carers Awareness Day and we’ve been asking some of the young and young adult carers we support in Norfolk to tell us what life is like as a young carer. Figures show there are more than 5,000 young carers in Norfolk although that number is thought to be much higher*. A young [...]
Monday 15th January is said to be the most depressing day of the year due to a combination of factors such as weather and post-Christmas debt but here at Norfolk Family Carer, we're urging you to beat the blues and take the opportunity to be grateful to someone who gives their time to look after a family [...]
Norfolk Family Carers provides specialist support to unpaid carers in Norfolk. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from those with relevant experience and/or suitable qualifications. This appointment is subject to satisfactory DBS checks and our commitment to safeguarding. Young Adult Carers Support Worker (Transitions Team) (North Norfolk) 28 hours per week We are looking [...]