Since being voted in as “Sainsbury’s Local Charity of the Year at both the Pound Lane, Norwich and the Bacton Road, North Walsham stores we are already seeing great results.
The “launch” weekend across both stores saw us working closely with the Sainsbury’s teams to raise awareness of unpaid carers and identify hidden carers as well as fund raising.
We met and spoke to many carers during the weekend; some new to caring and others who has been caring for longer periods. Some people identified as carers for the first time and many were unaware that any support was available and appreciated the chance to talk to our team. Lots went away with information and expressed thanks for the support given on the day.
We have gone on to work in more detail with several carers we spoke to during the launch.
We will be in both stores again in early October – 11th – 14th in Norwich and 12th – 14th in North Walsham. If you think you may be a carer and are not certain what support is available come and meet us in store and have a chat.