Support for carers

Caring for someone covers lots of different things, like helping with their washing, dressing or eating, taking them to appointments or keeping them company when they feel lonely or anxious.

If this sounds like you, and you are providing unpaid care or support to an adult family member or friend in Norfolk, you can find free help and advice from Norfolk Carers - 0808 808 9876 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-2pm.
Norfolk Carers provides a range of services including:

  • One-to-one support
  • Short breaks
  • Befriending
  • Emotional support
  • Grants to help you continue to do the things that are important to you outside of caring

If you contact Norfolk County Council, we will always consider if the support you need can be met in your local community first, for example, services organised by Norfolk Carers or the Carer’s Council. Whatever your level of need, we will be able to put you in touch with the right organisation to support your wellbeing and help you continue caring if that is what you would like to do. Any services you receive to support you in your caring role will be provided free of charge.

See the leaflet section below for more information.

Carer’s assessment

If you feel you would benefit from more support as a carer, contact us for a carer’s assessment. This will give you the chance to discuss how caring affects your life and find out about support services, emergency help, breaks and financial help to support your wellbeing and help you continue caring.

You may be eligible to receive a Personal Budget which you can spend on things that make caring easier, or practical support, such as short breaks.

See our online Norfolk Directory for listings of care services.


Your guide to care and support for adults
Supporting Unpaid Carers in Norfolk newsletter - July 2017