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+00:00April 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 [...]

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

2018-02-05T11:15:02+00:00February 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+00:00January 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+00:00January 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 [...]

How were your older relatives this Christmas?

2018-01-08T13:57:11+00:00January 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 [...]

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 [...]

Talking about: Mental health

2017-09-19T16:15:17+00:00September 19th, 2017|Categories: Health & Wellbeing, In The News|

  It can be difficult sometimes to talk about your own or another person's mental health. Earlier this year, we teamed up with the EDP,  to break down some of the stigma around mental health and put the spotlight on how caring for someone with a mental health condition can affect carers’ own mental health and [...]

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

2017-09-07T11:39:47+00:00September 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+00:00August 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 [...]

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

2017-08-17T09:06:02+00:00August 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 [...]

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