Category Archives: deaf/blind

East Coast Truckers prepare for 30th anniversary of convoys to Pleasurewood Hills

For almost 30 years they have taken disabled and disadvantaged children on a day trip they will never forget.

The East Coast Truckers are at the Forum as they prepare for their 30th bank holiday convoy to Pleasurewood Hills on August 30.

Youngsters have been sitting in the trucks and having photos taken by parents, while history buffs are enjoying a photo display of Norfolk haulage companies from years gone by.

NNUH launch #iCare social media campaign to mark Dementia Awareness Week

NNUH is showing its support ahead of Dementia Awareness Week (18th – 24th May) and encouraging the public of Norfolk to think about dementia with its #iCare campaign.

To help raise awareness of the condition and the variety of ways people can help, the hospital is asking all to join in the social media campaign by tagging any dementia friendly activities with the hashtag #iCare.

The torment of trying to be a good granny AND a dutiful daughter

Top author Rosie Staal says women like her are in despair

  • 92-year-old mother Jean is beset by Alzheimer’s, breast cancer, hearing loss and poor sight 
  • Rosie longs to spend more time with grandsons Joe, 5 and Zach, 3, and her two-year-old granddaughter Poppy
  • Women over 60 make up nearly a third of all hospital admissions for anxiety – juggling caring for elderly parents, grandchildren and ageing or ill partners
  • Rosie worries she is also neglecting her husband David 

By Rosie Staal


On the train heading home to Dorset from London last week, I leaned my head against the cold window, closed my eyes and savoured a rare moment to draw breath.

After spending three days with my grandsons Joe, five, and Zach, three, I could still hear their joyful voices in my ears and feel their trusting little hands in mine.

Turning my back as they wave goodbye haunts me after every visit, causing a physical jolt to my heart.