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The Carers’ Council for Norfolk represents the voice of unpaid carers in Norfolk who look after a partner, family member or friend. An independent charity, it helps to make sure that carers’ experiences and opinions are heard and influence decisions about public services across the county. National organisation CarersUK estimate there are 99,419 unpaid carers in Norfolk, providing care that would cost £1.9billion pounds a year if it had to be paid for by public services – that’s over £5.2 million a day or over £60 a second. Just in Norfolk.
MANY of us would say our dog or cat is more than just a pet – but one Hampshire resident’s dog has transformed her life.
Angela Moody, whose disability has left her unable to move without pain, says assistance dog Odessa is not only her constant helper but also a companion.
The pair have been together six months, which for Angela has proved a revelation after more than three decades coping on her own.
Odessa has been specially trained by charity Canine Partners to assist people with disabilities.