Carers Information

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Do you help to care for someone?

Contact Champion of Carers- Phoebe Taylor- Management Assistant

Definition of a carer- A carer is anyone, including children and adults who look after a family member, partner or friend who needs help because of their illness, frailty, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction and cannot cope without their support. The care they give is unpaid. Many carers juggle their caring responsibilities with work, study and other family commitments. Carers often don’t tell relatives, friends or health and care professionals about their responsibilities because of fear of separation, guilt, pride or other reasons. This means that the sort of roles and responsibilities that carers have to provide varies widely. They can range from help with everyday tasks such as getting out of bed and personal care such as bathing, to emotional support such as helping someone cope with the symptoms of a mental illness.

Helpful Information:

Carers Matter Norfolk– 0800 083 1148-

Support For Carers

Being a carer can be both challenging and rewarding.

Sometimes you might want just a little bit of support in your caring role, some information & advice or to become involved by having your say in carers services.

Our team of Advisors and Family Carer Practitioners are here to help you.

HomeCare– Caring Together- 0345 241 0954-

“Our vision is a world with no unpaid carer in crisis, isolated or struggling alone.

You can join us in working to make this vision a reality for people who are looking after a family member or friend”