What is a carer?
A carer is a person of any age (including children) who provide unpaid and in some cases paid support to a partner, relative, friend or neighbour, who couldn’t cope without their help. This could be due to old age, frailty, disability, a serious health condition, mental ill health or substance misuse. Parents of children who are disabled or who have a serious health condition are also considered to be carers.
If you are a carer, please let us know as we may be able to help you. You can complete our Register a Carer form online.
There is a wealth of information on the NHS website about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.
Norfolk and Waveney Hospitals Carers Conference
Wednesday 9th June 10:00 – 15:00
- 10:00 Welcome
- 10:15 Presentations for Carers
- Carers passports – at admission and discharge
- Digital Inclusion
- 10:45 Discussion/Feedback
- 11:00 Carers Voices – Carers share their experiences
- 11:50 Feedback on the morning session
- 12:00 – 13:00 Lunch break
- 13:00 Carer Awareness Training – for healthcare staff
- 14:15 Marginalised Carers – restitute presentation
- 14:45 Pledge Making and Closing of Conference
Carers and healthcare colleagues are welcome to attend all sessions.
If you would like to attend, please email email@example.com to be sent a link to the online Zoom conference sessions.