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 [...]

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 [...]

Get in touch to get informed on Carers Rights Day 2017!

2017-11-23T13:53:42+00:00November 23rd, 2017|Categories: In The News, Legal, Financial & Carers' Rights, Norfolk Carers|

Looking after a friend or family member who can no longer care for themselves is something many people do without question - gradually taking on more and more responsibilities over time. As such, people often fail to realise they've become 'carers' and can therefore miss out on some of the vital support and information that's out [...]

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 [...]

Becoming an unpaid carer – the lifestyle change you probably didn’t plan for…

2017-08-10T11:03:55+00:00August 10th, 2017|Categories: Legal, Financial & Carers' Rights, Norfolk Carers|

It can be hard to make ends meet even when your life is going to plan, but becoming an unpaid carer – either suddenly or gradually - can have a big impact on your finances at a time when you have less time to keep on top of things. Whether you've had to reduce your your working [...]