We were recently able to help 86 year old Peter Matthews from Caister-on-Sea by spending time at his home to help him complete an Attendance Allowance form. Peter cares for his wife who has poor mobility and hearing loss. He told us he simply wouldn't have been able to complete the 45 page form without our help. Peter said the opportunity [...]
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 join easyfundraising.org.uk. Signing up [...]
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 there. Today is Carers [...]
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 well being. This week, [...]
Family carers can face additional challenges as colder weather and shorter days can affect many medical conditions, according to experts in Norfolk. Chris Preston from Arthritis Care says: "Many people with arthritis report that joint and muscle stiffness and aches and pains worsen in colder weather and it can take a bit longer to do everyday tasks and to get out [...]
Family carers in Norfolk need to keep up-to-date with the range of technology that can make caring easier and improve the health, safety and independence of the carer - and people they are looking after, according to a leading carers' organisation. Norfolk Carers says that there is a range of technology to support people to live independently and help [...]