Carers' News - Issue 25, March 2023. Stay Hopeful, Stay Connected
Wishing all mums a happy Mothers’ Day
In 1914, American President Woodrow Wilson declared that Mothers’ Day, would be a national holiday. Although its celebrated all over the world, dates slightly
differ. The most popular gifts are cards, flowers, chocolates and special outings but most mums just want to be recognised and a ‘thank you’ goes a long way.
So this is a message from NSFT to all mums, especially those that provide that all-important extra support and care to those under our service:
“Thank you and happy Mothers’ Day.”
New partnership to provide support
Norfolk Household Support Fund Funded through the Norfolk County Council Cost of Living Support Scheme, the Norfolk Household Support Fund s returning to support any households who are particularly vulnerable to increasing energy costs. Visit www. ecnorfolk.org.uk/news/norfolk-household-support-fund/ or call Norfolk County Council on 01603 222413.
The Suffolk Advocacy Service is a new partnership made up of POhWER and three long-established and experienced local advocacy providers – Ace Anglia, Suffolk Family Carers and Suffolk User Forum.
As champions and advocates, they are working in partnership to ensure people in Suffolk are given the support, choice, dignity, and respect they deserve.
POhWER is a charity established in 1966 by a group of people with disabilities fighting social injustice and other challenges in their lives. Ace Anglia is an influential, people-led, advocacy organisation based in Suffolk.
Suffolk Family Carers help family carers of all ages across Suffolk get the support they need to live fuller lives.
They provide information, advice and support to thousands of family carers each year.
Suffolk User Forum (SUF) is an independent, mental health, user-led involvement, peer support and advocacy organisation and is designed around people's individual needs, choices, and what matters to them.
Bus fares capped at £2
The Government has capped single bus fares at £2 until 31 March 2023 for millions of passengers.
More than 130 bus operators outside London will charge no more than £2 for their single tickets, helping passengers with travel costs for education, work and medical appointments as they face pressures from the rising cost of living. It forms part of the government’s Help for Households campaign.
The scheme also seeks to get more commuters onto buses, thereby reducing emissions and congestion by taking an estimated two million cars off the roads.
See more at: www.gov.uk
Alcohol and substance misuse links for carers
Telephone: 020 3817 9410 (Please note this is not a helpline. See help for families for further information.)
Helpline: 0207 4984 680
Inquiries:0207 4984 680
Web meeting: www.smartrecovery.org.uk/online-meetings (Held every Monday from 19:00-20:30)
Helpline: 0800 0086 811 (free and confidential) al-anonuk.org.uk/getting-help/helpline/
Suffolk Family Carer
Email us direct at carersQAservice@nsft.nhs.uk