Category Archives: Norfolk

New service offers housing help for older people in Norfolk

carer John Cook and his wife Maureen who has dementia. Photo by Simon Finlay.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
8:13 AM

Moving home is considered one of the most stressful things to do in life, which is why a Norfolk charity is offering older people free advice and support about housing and care.

Examples of who the service has helped and how:

• A couple in their mid-70s were helping to move into sheltered housing after returning to the UK from living abroad. They will also helped to access benefits.

Pledge to make Norfolk businesses more dementia friendly

A project to make Norfolk the first dementia friendly county in the country has received a boost with the support from a number of major employers.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
6:16 PM

A business breakfast was held in Norwich today, which was organised by the Norfolk and Suffolk Dementia Alliance, to explore ways of making local businesses more supportive towards people with dementia and their carers.

The meeting included representatives from Aviva, the East of England Co-op, Kettle Chips, Bernard Matthews, First Eastern Counties buses and was also attended by Norman Lamb, North Norfolk MP and government care minister.

Extra funding for mental health services in Norfolk

Vulnerable patients are set to get extra support after more than £500,000 was invested to hire more mental health staff at two Norfolk hospitals.

Adam Gretton Health correspondent
Monday, September 29, 2014
2:40 PM

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) will use the investment from Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) to place mental health staff in the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn.

Health chiefs welcomed the extra funding, which will help recruit four mental health nurses for the psychiatric liaison team and an additional consultant psychiatrist this winter at the N&N.