Published 14th September 2018 by

A new range of workshops are being launched for Carers within the local community, to help them in their caring role and dedicated support they need, as part of the Carers Matter Norfolk support.

The first of these is an ‘Introduction to Harm Free Care’ taking place at the Methodist Church in Lessingham 2:30pm – 3:30pm on Thursday 20th September.  The focus of this workshop is on often avoidable harms and things carers can do to help prevent them.  Other workshops include: Safer Mover and Handling and Caring for the Carers.

Sarah Steele who is organising the workshops said

We deliver lots of carer support workshops in the local community and see how beneficial this help is for carers.  We see the same carers returning to new workshops and hear of them telling others carers how much it helps them.

To book places on this event or find out further details contact Sarah Steele on 01603 629211 or email

For further information about the support available from Carers Matter Norfolk and other services, you can contact the Advice Line Team freephone 0800 083 1148.

Carers Matter Norfolk offers a range of services, including: 7 day a week Advice line offering information, advice, guidance and listening support; One-to-one support in the community, advocacy and support planning which helps to improve a carer’s connectedness to their community and reduce social isolation.

In addition, emergency planning support, telephone and online counselling for caring-related emotional issues and an education and training to enable carers to care with confidence and keep themselves and the person they care for well.