News 2017-11-13T11:50:26+00:00


Welcome to our news page. We’ll keep you up-to-date with what’s happening for carers in your area, so, whether you are new to caring, or have been looking after someone else for some time, you’ll be able to find out about information, advice and support for you – and find someone else to talk to who understands your situation.

After an incredibly tough year, Clare’s family were finally able to find a way forward thanks to support from Norfolk Family Carers.

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 Clare and David, on [...]

February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

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

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 as what can be [...]

February 5th, 2018|Categories: Groups & Events, Health & Wellbeing, Legal, Financial & Carers' Rights|

5 things young carers wish you knew

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 carer is anyone who [...]

January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Health & Wellbeing, In The News, Norfolk Carers, Young Carers|

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

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 member or friend. We'd [...]

Job Vacancy : A great opportunity to work with Young Adult 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 for a motivated, resilient [...]

January 8th, 2018|Categories: In The News, Norfolk Carers, Young Carers|

How were your older relatives this Christmas?

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 need more support for [...]

January 4th, 2018|Categories: Health & Wellbeing, Norfolk Carers|
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