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Suffolk Family Carers are known for using their expertise, influence and innovation to empower and improve the lives of family carers and their families. See below for our latest news as well as information we have featured in the local press.  
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You may be wondering why I am giving this talk. I am here to explain about my role as a young carer. Some of you may know, I care for my mum – she is the one on the mobility…

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Short tips for coping over Christmas These tips are intended as general guidance and may not be suitable to all family carers Make sure you have ordered any medication in advance as your pharmacy may close over the festive period.…

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As you will be aware, #averydifferentconversation has been happening across east and west Suffolk since May 2018. During the past six months, our partnership – Suffolk User Forum, Suffolk Parent Carer Network, Suffolk Family Carers and Healthwatch Suffolk, along with the NHS…

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“This really is a huge achievement, particularly considering they have also been through the merger with Colchester.” She added: “The trust first received the award in 2016 and we are delighted to acknowledge they have continued their commitment to recognising…

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As you will be aware, #averydifferentconversation has been happening across east and west Suffolk since May 2018. During the past six months, our partnership – Suffolk User Forum, Suffolk Parent Carer Network, Suffolk Family Carers and Healthwatch Suffolk, along with the NHS…

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Each year  Carers Rights Day is held to bring organisations across the UK together to help carers in their local community know their rights and find out how to get the help and support they are entitled to. We are…

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So… Johnathon, my brother, has Spastic Cerebral Palsy which effects mainly his right side. As he has grown older he has become a lot more independent but still relies on me and on mum. My daily routine is to wake…

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  Your opinions really do matter. All answers will be used anonymously so please do answer openly and honestly. The survey should take around 20 minutes to complete online using the following link: www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/FamilyCarers The deadline for completion is Thursday 22nd…

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On Thursday 18th October, the nominees of the Babergh & Mid Suffolk STARS awards gathered in a beautiful setting where the winners for each category would be revealed…. Our Information Line & Talk and Support Volunteers were among those nominated…

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I found it difficult to establish the term Young Carer, as supporting mum emotionally and physically was just part of my life. I just thought I was a little less lucky than all of the other children at school. I…

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Her daughter is a young lady who loves crafts, shopping and has a wicked sense of humour, but she has been stuck in long stay hospital for many years now. She has complex support needs and needs a bespoke support…

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An African proverb says, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Most of us are able to go fast from time to time. We can push the boundaries of our energy…

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