Category Archives: Norfolk

Dementia care will reach many

 Actress and comedian Helen Lederer speaks.


Friday, September 12, 2014
6:30 AM

With one in three over-65s expected to die with dementia, Kim Briscoe finds out how we are caring for the growing number of people with the condition.

It can be a bewildering and frustrating condition, in which carers are put under an enormous strain and family members see the person they once knew disappear bit by bit.

With more and more people expected to be diagnosed with dementia, it poses a huge challenge to our health and social care system.

Funding boost will help older in people in Norwich to conquer their loneliness

Norwich is one of 15 areas in the country to benefit from a £4.5m funding boost aimed at combating social isolation and ensuring that future generations have the support they need.

Monday, September 8, 2014
6:30 AM

Loneliness and social isolation, which are known to contribute to depression and poor physical health, can hit anyone – but older people are particularly at risk.

In Norwich there are currently an estimated 20,000 older people, many of whom face social exclusion due to ill health, poverty or simply because of the attitude of society towards them.

But from April 2015, and over the next six years, Getting On In Norwich, a partnership project led by Voluntary Norfolk, will receive £4,495,264 to improve the lives of its thousands of older people.

“My mother loved children. She didn’t care how many she had as long as we were all healthy”

Reunion for descendants of Holt Williamson family of 19

 Williamson family reunion. Picture: Ian Burt

Monday, September 8, 2014

Their descendants are now scattered across the world, but the 19 children of Maud and Albert Williamson were all brought up in a little two bedroom cottage off Letheringsett Hill, in Holt

A lot of children in one house

Raising more than a dozen children in one house took a lot of organisation, and Joyce Milce said she remembered her brothers sleeping top-to-tail, six in one bed.