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A Norfolk carer tells us about certain local businesses who’ve been making life easier as we urge more firms to become ‘carer friendly’.

2018-04-26T10:24:32+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Categories: Health & Wellbeing, In The News, Legal, Financial & Carers' Rights, Norfolk Carers|

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.

2018-02-22T13:05:02+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 tells us about working at Norfolk Family Carers – whilst also being a ‘sandwich carer’

2018-02-05T11:15:02+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Categories: Groups & Events, Health & Wellbeing, Legal, Financial & Carers' Rights|

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 [...]

5 things young carers wish you knew

2018-01-23T11:36:34+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Health & Wellbeing, In The News, Norfolk Carers, Young Carers|

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 [...]

Beat Blue Monday by celebrating and thanking a family carer you know

2018-01-11T12:33:18+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Categories: Health & Wellbeing, In The News, Legal, Financial & Carers' Rights, Norfolk Carers, Young Carers|

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 [...]

Job Vacancy : A great opportunity to work with Young Adult Carers

2018-01-23T11:49:43+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Categories: In The News, Norfolk Carers, Young Carers|

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 [...]

How were your older relatives this Christmas?

2018-01-08T13:57:11+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Categories: Health & Wellbeing, Norfolk Carers|

We are urging you to get in touch if you have any concerns or worries about the health or independence of an older relative after spending time with them at Christmas. You may have noticed that an older relative is struggling to manage, or that one parent has become a carer to another and may now [...]

Job Vacancy: Would You Like to Work with Young Carers?

2018-01-03T11:15:20+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|Categories: Norfolk Carers, Uncategorized, Young Carers|Tags: , , |

Two Part-Time Roles are Advertised Potential for One Full Time (37hr/wk) Post Young Carers Group Coordinator (Norwich) 22 hours per week We are looking for a motivated, resilient and experienced person to coordinate and deliver weekly Young Carers Groups, group activities and residential trips. You will support young people (aged 5 -16) by providing emotional support [...]

Families we support enjoy a night on the ice

2017-12-20T11:05:45+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Categories: Norfolk Carers, Uncategorized, Young Carers|Tags: , , , |

A group of young carers and young adult carers enjoyed an ice skating session in Norwich last night, after Norfolk Family Carers won the EDP 24 charity ice skating competition, along with Norfolk YMCA. It was a much welcomed chance for many young carers to have a break and enjoy a new experience during the festive period [...]

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