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Carers

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Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you.

Come along to the Thetford Carers Social Group on the first Thursday of every month at Kings Court Community Room, Earl Street Thetford, From 2pm to 4pm

This group is a free opportunity to have a break and make friends while enjoying a social occasion in a relaxed, formal atmosphere. We can arrange a qualified sitter for the person you care for if necessary.

For more information contact Sandy Pettitt Tel: 01842 879714 or email sandy@chusan.co.uk

Norfolk Carers Support

The Carers Agency Partnership will be holding a new one-to-one support service for Family Carers on a regular basis at Grove Surgery.

For more information & details of local events please call 07933 270 121.

There is also a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

  • Caring for a parent

    Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

  • Telling people

    Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.

  • Taking a break

    Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

  • Housing and carers

    Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone
0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/carerslives/updates/pages/carersdirecthelpline.aspx
Email
CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk
Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

Do you look after a relative, partner or friend who has a physical or mental health problem?

Norfolk Carers Support are holding a one-to-one clinic on Thursday 11th May between 10:30-12:30. These sessions can offer information, advice, guidance and emotional support. You will be able to talk to a trained Carer's Advisor about your caring role and what help might be available to you. 

 



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