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+00:00February 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 [...]

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

2018-01-03T11:15:20+00:00January 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+00:00December 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 [...]

Life after caring – How volunteering helped me to heal

2017-08-15T15:14:22+00:00July 20th, 2017|Categories: Norfolk Carers, Uncategorized|

Marion spent many years looking after her mum and says moving on can be hard Marion Murphy, who's 67, moved to Norfolk with her mother Vera in September 2011, just as her mother discovered her bowel cancer had returned. Not long after the move, Vera's health deteriorated even further: "My Mum loved Norfolk. Both her parents [...]

“I’m worried for the future”….A new study finds many unpaid carers are close to breaking point

2017-08-29T12:50:31+00:00July 13th, 2017|Categories: Groups & Events, Health & Wellbeing, Uncategorized|

Ian Websdale, who's 73 and from Bradwell, cares for his 70 year old wife, Beatrice who has advanced dementia. Beatrice was diagnosed in 2011 and is currently funded by Norfolk County Council to attend Rosewood Day Centre in Great Yarmouth for four days a week for six hours. Ian says the care Beatrice receives is excellent [...]

“I wish I’d acted sooner” – Carer urges others to seek help

2017-07-25T13:29:39+00:00July 6th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

68 year old Sue Bensley cares for her 75 year old husband Charlie who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's a year ago Sue Bensley looks after her husband Charlie who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s a year ago. However, Sue has health problems of her own and before Charlie became ill, he was looking after Sue who has ME, fibromyalgia, osteo-arthritis, [...]

Carers – Advice in Hot Weather

2017-06-19T09:28:14+00:00June 19th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Whitlingham Country Park Tripboat "The Ra" Carers' Hot weather Advice As the heatwave in Norfolk continues, carers are being advised to take steps to avoid dehydration and heatstroke in anybody they are looking after who is elderly or who has heart, breathing or mobility problems. Norfolk Carers has teamed up with pharmacies as part of  our [...]

Carers’ Stories

2017-06-12T14:19:25+00:00June 7th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Joan's Story Joan, 73, from Hoveton, cares for her husband, 75, who had a brain haemorrhage last year. She says that the health professionals with whom she first came into contact, didn’t recognise her as a carer and failed to listen to her views about the impact of her husband’s condition upon his day-to day-living, or [...]