Category Archives: Norfolk

Norfolk and Suffolk mental health cuts ‘devastating’

Norfolk and Suffolk’s NHS mental health services merged in 2012 and must save about £40m over four years

Funding cuts in Norfolk and Suffolk show the government is failing to put mental and physical health on an equal footing, campaigners say.

Mainstream hospitals in the two counties have seen budgets rise by 15% since 2010, while mental health service funding has fallen by 3%.

The Campaign to Save Mental Health Services in Norfolk and Suffolk said the cuts were “devastating”.

Norwich-based mental health art group

The Well Artists – exhibition at The Forum October 12-16

Saturday, October 11, 2014
12:31 PM

A Norwich-based art group for people living with mental ill-health is holding an exhibition at The Forum in the city from tomorrow.

The Well Artists – exhibition at The Forum October 12-16

The Well formed in 2006 to provide support and development for artists in Norfolk living with mental distress and now has a membership of about 14 people.

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.