Welcome

Welcome to Norfolk Carers Support. We provide specialist support to people who look after someone with:

  • A physical disability
  • A long-term physical illness
  • A mental health problem
  • A learning difficulty
  • Drug or alcohol misuse problems

 

Caring can mean giving someone practical help, like helping someone get dressed, but it can also be in the form of emotional support.

 

Accessing Support from the Palliative Care Team

There are places available at a free support session designed for carers of those with a life-limiting illness. It is a chance to meet with the Palliative Care Team and find out what support is available to carers and their loved-ones in Norfolk. Palliative Care Teams support patients at any point in their illness, from diagnosis through treatment, recurrent disease and into bereavement.

Please contact us on 01603 219924 or admin@norfolkcarerssupport.org if you would like to find out more or book a place.

Supporting groups of carers?

If you are a part of a carers group, or are thinking of starting one up, then you may be eligible for a Small Grant of up to £500.

The Small Grants service is administered by Norfolk Carers Support on behalf of theCarers Agency Partnership. It is funded by Norfolk County Council to improve support services to carers across Norfolk. The group must have at least 6 carers (with more than 50% of the group being current carers), cater for carers over the age of 16, offer spaces to new carers and provide carers with a break.

If you think your group could benefit from this grant then please get in touch with us on 01603 219924

Caring with Confidence

The programme is designed to support unpaid family Carers who are providing emotional support or practical assistance to someone with a life-limiting condition.

The course aims to address concerns and challenges faced by Carers, including information on agencies that can help, coping mechanisms, day-to-day practical advice, how to manage resources/ finances and looking after yourself .

Contact us on 01603 219924 if you have any questions or would like to book your place.

Think you may be a Carer?

Whether you know exactly which services you require to lighten your caring role, or would like to find out what is available, call us on 01603 219924.

 

Support is available to all Carers. We offer 1:1 emotional support, guidance on financial concerns and help to find groups, social activities, sit-in services, breaks, practical home-adjustments or equipment.

Carers can be as young as 6

We recognise that sometimes more responsibility can be put on children as they live with a loved one who needs support. This may mean that these children emotionally support a family member, worry about them or help with their personal care or household jobs.

 

We offer groups for Young Carers in Norwich, to offer a break from their caring roles and fun activities to enjoy. It is a chance to meet other children who may be in a similar situation and receive support from Support Workers.

About Us

Norfolk Carers Support is a charity which has been providing specialist support to unpaid Carers in Norfolk for 20 years. Our services have been intentionally designed to support Carers at various stages in their lives. We have services for young people (ages 6-16), young adults (16-24 years old) and adults. Within this we also tailor our support down to individual levels, to make sure that Carers are accessing the services that can help them and their loved one. To find out more about how our services could help you or someone you know, explore our Support Services above. 

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Advice

Feeling out of your depth? Contact us for advice and support.