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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.

NHS chiefs fail to show up to meeting to save Norfolk’s mental health helpline

Sue Crossman of West Norfolk CCG (l) and Jo Smithson from Norwich CCG (r) both enjoyed pay rises of £5,000 last year as part of £155,000 in pay rises for top CCG staff. But they say they can’t find £120,000 to save Norfolk’s mental health phoneline.

Health bosses have been labelled as “shameful” for failing to attend a meeting about an under-threat mental health helpline.

More than 20 people met in Norwich yesterday to discuss the future of the service which is operated by Norwich and Central Norfolk Mind.

It supports thousands of people in a mental health crisis, but is due to close at the end of this month due to its funding being stopped.

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