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Hundreds of unpaid carers are to benefit from a pilot scheme that aims to provide them with individual support in their own homes.
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.
FAMILY or friends who act as unpaid carers for elderly people are much more likely to suffer emotional, physical and financial distress than professionals, according to new research.
The study suggests such volunteers are three times more likely to be less productive at work due to distraction and fatigue.
Researchers say this is a significant and often unrecognised cost borne by employers.
but Norfolk council tax bills would rise to cover cost
15:12 25 January 2016
Two of the most controversial proposals in a package of cuts to services for vulnerable people should be ditched, councillors have recommended – but council tax bills would have to rise to cover the cost of safeguarding them.