Carers Conference coming to Alive Lynnsport
- By Elaine Bird
- 10 March 2020
- North-West Norfolk
Carers and their families looking for support and advice are invited to a free drop-in event being organised by the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk.
Carers Conference West Norfolk, taking place at Alive Lynnsport in King’s Lynn on Wednesday 18 March between 10:00 and 14:00, will offer carers living across west Norfolk, Swaffham and surrounding Breckland villages information and advice on a range of different topics which can assist them in their caring role.
Organisations available to talk to include the Alzheimer’s Society, West Norfolk Carers, Carers Matter Norfolk, West Norfolk Transport, British Red Cross, Caring Together and services available from the borough council such as Careline Community Service, Lily, Care & Repair and the Benefits Advice and Review team.
Guest speakers during the day will talk about support services available, caring in Norfolk, how to combat loneliness and isolation, young carer advice, an introduction to the Carer Friendly Tick Award and the journey through dementia.
Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds, deputy leader and cabinet member for culture, heritage and health said:
“The last census showed that there were 6.5 million carers in the UK. That’s one in eight people and the figure is rising. I urge people to attend this free event to discover the support available to them.
“Over 40 organisations will be on hand to chat to and we have secured some very informative speakers.”
Carers Conference West Norfolk is being held inside the Table Tennis Centre and Pelicans Bar at Alive Lynnsport. The North Car Park at the rear of the venue is the closest place to park and is free. There will be free refreshments will be available.