Category Archives: Norfolk

New scheme to benefit hundreds of unpaid carers in Norwich and South Norfolk

Hundreds of unpaid carers are to benefit from a pilot scheme that aims to provide them with individual support in their own homes.

Community care coaches, Bev Bond (left) and Carolyn Allen (right).

It will see carers in Norwich and South Norfolk receive one-to-one coaching in order to give them more confidence to look after an older person.

The free programme, which is being delivered by the Carers Agency Partnership (CAP), is available to people who care for someone over the age of 65 in their own home.

And people are now being invited to register with the scheme.

Kevin Vaughan, CAP manager, said: “Carers often tell us that they feel thrown in the deep end when it comes to looking after an elderly relative or friend at home.

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Norfolk carers charity close to £750,000 milestone

A remarkable milestone is set to be passed by a Norfolk charity dedicated to making life better for the thousands of unpaid carers of all ages in the county.

Paddy Seligman is chairman of the Norfolk Millennium Trust for Carers.

The Norfolk Millennium Trust for Carers has given grants to no fewer than 2,413 individual carers and 51 groups during its 15-year existence and the total amount of money paid out is set to top £750,000 by the end of April.

More than £500,000 has come from the income from investments, while the rest is money donated for specific items like laptops for young carers and wheelchair power packs.

Victory for mental health campaigners as deal struck over Norfolk helpline

12:04 17 March 2016

Mind support line. Ben Marshall, team leader. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Patients and campaigners can today celebrate after health bosses agreed a solution to prevent people from being affected by the closure of a helpline.

In a victory for service-users and mental health advocates, callers to the Norwich and Central Norfolk Mind Mental Health Helpline will get support from another service.

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