National Carers’ week starts on Monday 8th June.
Carers’ Council Norfolk is hosting an event at The Community Centre, Longwater Lane, Costessey NR5 8AH from 9-30am until 12-30pm on Friday 12th June. The aim is to reach people who are looking after someone else and to raise awareness of the information, advice and support available to carers. Click on the picture to download the flier.
Carers’ Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.
This year the focus is ‘Carer Friendly Communities’, aiming to create communities which support carers to look after their loved ones, while recognising that they are individuals with needs of their own. Carers’ Week is brought to life by the individuals and organisations that come together to organise activities and events throughout the UK, drawing attention to just how important caring is.
If you, or somebody you know is providing unpaid care or support to an individual in Norfolk you can contact the Cares Agency Partnership for help and advice.
They provide a range of services including; 1:1 support, short breaks, advice services and grants to help you. Call 0808 808 9876 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri and 10am-2pm on Saturdays.)
As a Carer you can ask Adult Social Services for a Carer’s assessment. This will give you the chance to talk to someone about:
- How caring impacts your life
- The needs of the person you care for and where to get advice on emergencies, taking a break, financial help and other services.
- How to carry on doing the things that are important to you