Caring Together are delighted to have received a grant from Norfolk Community Foundation which will enable us to do more to support people looking after a family member or friend.
The funding from the NHS Charities Together Community Partnership Fund is hugely important given the range of challenges faced by carers at the moment. Since the start of the COVID pandemic many carers have seen the amount of time they spend in their caring role increasing, and are now being affected by the cost of living crisis. This grant will enable us to do more in our work to support the emotional wellbeing of carers in Norfolk.
Stephanie Child, Caring Together counselling and wellbeing service manager, said, “The pressures that many people looking after a family member or friend are currently facing are taking a real toll on their mental health and wellbeing, with carer overwhelm and burnout being seen in many cases.
“As well as practical help with their caring situations, we are working as part of the Carers Matter Norfolk partnership to support the mental health and wellbeing of carers. This is vital, not only for their ability to help the person they look after, but in becoming more aware of, and meeting their own needs too.
“We are delighted this grant means we are able to support more people. The carers will really benefit from the work the grant will enable us to do with them to improve their mental health and wellbeing.”
To find out how we can support you
If you are looking after a family member or friend, you can contact Caring Together by emailing [email protected] or by speaking to us on 0345 241 0954
In Norfolk, Caring Together is part of the Carers Matter Norfolk partnership. If you are in Norfolk, you can email [email protected] or call 0800 083 1148
About Norfolk Community Foundation
Norfolk Community Foundation is a registered charity dedicated to building stronger communities and improving the lives of people in Norfolk.
The charity connects people who care with local causes that matter, helping ordinary people do extraordinary things that make local communities thrive and improve the lives of people who live there.
Further information is available from Norfolk Community Foundation’s website at www.norfolkfoundation.com.