Next steps for support of parent carers in Norfolk

27th May 21

Norfolk Parent Carers Carers Week event2If you are a parent carer in Norfolk we would like to invite you to an event we are holding for you during Carers Week – on Tuesday 8 June from 1.00pm-2.30pm (to be held on Zoom).

Earlier this year, we listened to parent carers to hear how they are coping with their caring responsibilities and what support they feel they might need.

As part of the aim of Carers Week to ‘make caring visible and valued’, this is the opportunity for parent carers and professionals who work with parent carers or families to come and hear what parent carers had to say, and more importantly, help us identify what needs to happen next.

Caring Together head of carer services Andy McGowan said, “Having heard what parent carers, and people involved in working with them, have said about the support they need and would value we now want to move this forward and want as many of them as possible being involved in this work.

“With Carers Week having the theme of ‘make caring visible and valued’ this is a really appropriate time for this to happen.”

The findings included that:

  • 79% of parent carers feel lonely or isolated.
  • 81% feel there is not enough support for them.
  • 85% say their mental health is negatively affected.
  • 91% feel stressed.
  • 44% don’t feel able to cope.

Email [email protected] by Monday 31 May to reserve your space.

You can click here to download a leaflet about this event [PDF, 378kB]

This event is being organised by a partnership of Caring Together, Carers Matter Norfolk, Carers Voice Norfolk & Waveney, Family Voice Norfolk, Norfolk County Council, SENsational Families, and West Norfolk Carers.