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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Christmas can be a challenging time for young people, like Charlea, who care for a family member.
Shopping online for Christmas presents? Why not fundraise for Norfolk Family Carers at the same time. It’s free and simple.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Whitlingham Country Park solar trip boat, Ra, is fully wheelchair accessible. It's the time of year when many of us think about taking a holiday, either abroad or nearer to home. For unpaid carers, looking after someone with a physical disability, learning difficulty, mental health condition or an addiction, a holiday with the cared-for [...]
This year for Carers Week, we wanted to do something a little bit different. We decided to host a photo exhibition to celebrate the lives of Norfolk's 100,000 unpaid carers. The photos were taken by Norfolk photographer Hannah Hutchins - herself a carer - and included some pictures of Hannah's elderly grandmother whom she cares [...]