Published 14th December 2018 by

The Carers Charter was officially launched at County Hall on Friday 30th November, to tie in with Carers Rights Day, a national campaign to raise awareness of carers rights.

Norse Group were the first organisation to sign up to the Charter in support of its focus area, ‘Carers in Work.’ Nick Maddox, Norse Group’s Director of Operations, expressed his delight at being the first organisation to sign up to the Charter and said, ‘It is essential that our managers are well trained and skilled to talk with carers about their caring roles at home to take suitable action when necessary’. The other focus areas of the Charter are ‘Carers in Education’ and ‘Carers in the Community.’

Guests at the launch included representatives from Carers Matter Norfolk, Carers Trust and County Council as well as young carers from Magdalen Gates Primary School. Harvey and Missty are members of an after school club at Magdalen, Care Rangers, which has been set up so that they can spend time with fellow carers partaking in fun trips and outings.

Cllr Bill Borret, Chairman of NCC’s Adult Social Care Committee confirmed their dedication to the Charter by saying, ‘This launch is just the beginning and Norfolk County Council are fully committed to make this Charter succeed by encouraging other employers and the wider community to support unpaid carers.’

William Armstrong OBE is the Chairman of the Carers’ Charter Group and hugely passionate about this new initiative. As Mr. Armstrong rightly said of carers, ‘They deserve not only recognition and respect, but rights and we are determined that they will be given them.’

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