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If you are a carer

Are you a carer? You are not alone - one in ten people in Norfolk look after ill or disabled relatives or loved ones.

As a service we understand that caring for someone can be challenging, rewarding and at times lonely. There are a number of services available to support you and the person you are caring for.

We can provide information to help keep you and the person you are caring for safe from fire. We have lots of advice and guidance that can help you reduce the risk of fire including this video which will show you the risks in the home. We have a self checker which you can use to check your home and gives you tips on ways to reduce fire risks. It may be that you, or the person you are caring, for may be eligible for a free Home Fire Risk Check please click here to check.

Norfolk County Council has a large range of aides that can help the person you are caring for. Click here to Find out more about assistive technology.

Norfolk Carers Support can provide advice and support to carers of all ages. To find out how Norfolk Carers Support can help you click here www.norfolkcarerssupport.org

Norfolk Carers is a great source of information about your rights as a carer and how you can access the information and support you need.  Visit their website to find out more and access the latest edition of the Carers Handbook www.norfolkcarers.org.uk.  You can also call them for free from any landline during normal office hours Monday to Friday and on Saturdays 10:00 to 2:00 pm on 0808 808 9876.  Text phone is available on 07497 002864.

Download a fire safety leaflet for parents and child carers here.

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