Published 5th October 2018 by

New education and training workshops are being launched for Carers in Gt. Yarmouth 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 ’Caring for the Carers’ and is taking place at The Acorn Centre, 8 – 9 Regent Street, Gt. Yarmouth at 1:30pm – 4:30pm on Wednesday 10th October.  The event will feature practical demonstrations on Safer Moving and Handling, Making Hydration Fun, Music Mirrors and Safe, Fun Physical Activities for Carers.

There is also going to be a market stall of information for carers of local support services.

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.


For more information about Carers Matter Norfolk contact:

Simon Brown – Head of Communications: 07793145909 /

Kevin Vaughan – Service Manager: 01603 883812 / 07384 257530


Twitter: @CarersMatterNfk


A carer is someone who provides unpaid support and care on a regular basis to a relative or friend who, due to frailty, illness or disability, would not be able to live independently without them. Carers are not paid care workers.