Sunflower Lanyard

The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard Scheme is an initiative designed to act as a discreet sign that somebody has a hidden disability.  Hidden disabilities could be sensory loss inc difficulting seeing or hearing, a physical disability that may not be obvious, autism, learning disability, anxiety or other mental health problem. The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower was first…

Free Training for VCSE Organisations

This free 3-hour training session provides smaller/medium sized voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations with easy to understand guidance in how to keep cyber safe quickly, easily and at low cost.   The Training Covers: What is cyber security Why charities are at risk and how are they being attacked Protecting your charity:  Backing up,…

Special Norfolk museum offers for National Lottery Players

“This year is the 25th birthday of The National Lottery, and we’re excited to be a part of the celebrations by joining the #ThanksToYou campaign. The campaign celebrates the contribution of National Lottery players in supporting good causes over the past 25 years. Since The National Lottery’s first draw took place on 19 November 1994,…

Financial Awareness Week

Let’s Talk Money and Finance If you care for someone you may be finding it difficult to manage your finances, you may have had to give up work, or you may be experiencing money worries in general. It is important to remember that there could be financial support available to you. Carers Allowance If you…

Caring and Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic condition which causes a person’s blood sugar level to become too high. If the person you care for suffers from diabetes there are certain benefits which can help out with prescription costs and checks. These can include: Free Prescriptions for diabetes medicine If your cared for has diabetes they will be…

Fun For All On Bonfire Night

Bonfire Night marks the historical anniversary of Guy Fawkes and his failed attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament. This event has, over time, transformed into a tradition of family firework displays and blazing bonfires. For many these are wonderful and exciting demonstrations, however, fireworks can be extremely difficult for people affected by certain…

The Flu Jab and Your Health

The Flu Jab and Your Health If you’re a carer, you are entitled to the flu jab As a care worker, employed by the NHS, independent organisation or for someone else, it can be easy to overlook your own health. Flu can knock even the healthiest people off their feet for a couple of weeks,…

Sports and the risk of dementia

There is much debate and speculation over what causes dementia in people and if there are ways in which we can prevent the disease from developing. However, it can be difficult to pinpoint the root causes of dementia and whether our lifestyle contributes to this. In recent history there has been attention given to a…

Food and Mood

The 14th October 2019 marks the beginning of chocolate awareness week here in the UK. While we all enjoy chocolate, it is interesting to know that the foods we love and hate really can affect not only our health but also our mood. The foods we eat each and every day are able to influence…

Anxiety and Your Caring Role

Anxiety is a natural feeling and we all experience sensations of worry, fear or even panic at times. In fact, anxiety can be a positive emotion as it motivates us to achieve and demonstrates that we care. However, it is when emotions such as panic, worry and fear start to take control that anxiety becomes…