Diabetes - help yourself to reduce the risk

Thousands of people across Norfolk could be living with diabetes, but are unaware they have the condition.

Norfolk has a high number of people with diabetes, with at least 52,560 people registered with the condition but it is feared there could be many more who may not know they have diabetes, leaving them at risk of further complications, such as heart disease or stroke.

Norwich Escalation Avoidance Team – more than 1000 people in a ‘health or care crisis’ are helped in just one year.

NEAT logoA new team that swings into action when someone in Norwich is facing a health, social care or wellbeing ‘crisis’ is celebrating its first birthday.

The Norwich Escalation Avoidance Team – known as the NEAT – has helped more than 1000 people in its first year, helping them remain cared for safely at home when otherwise they might have ended up going to hospital or needing respite care.

Dying Matters event returns to Norfolk

The Lord Lieutenant's Palliative Care Forum is working in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support to host an information fair at The Forum in Norwich as part of Dying Matters Awareness Week 2018.

This year’s event is due to take place on Tuesday 15th May between 10.00am - 2pm and will feature talks from St Joseph’s Hospice, the Cancer Alliance, Broadacres Care Home and Macmillan Cancer Support. There will also be over 20 stalls with a range of charities and organisations on hand to talk through any issues about death, from funeral options to advance care planning.