We actively try to support those people who are the main carer for family members who are suffering from a long term illness or disability.
If you are looking after someone with ongoing physical or mental health problems, please inform a member of our Reception team and we will ensure that your records are updated accordingly. If you are happy for us to do so, we can also pass your details onto other organisations and agencies that can provide help and support.
Suffolk Family Carers - Living Fuller lives
Suffolk Family Carers is a registered Charity in touch with 14,239 Carers in Suffolk. For a quarter of a century, we have been providing a range of services to Family Carers as well as raising awareness of Family Carer issues with our partners in health and social care. We ultimately seek to minimise the hardships, difficulties and other challenges Family Carers face, to raise awareness of Family Carers and ensure their voices are heard throughout Suffolk. From a shoulder to cry on to providing information and guidance, we are here to help. During recent years, demand for our service has grown as the number of Family Carers has increased and, as a result of this, we have developed new and innovative services focused on preventative interventions in partnership with Suffolk County Council, The NHS and The Big Lottery. Working strategically is key to our organisation if appropriate and timely services are to be developed to support Family Carers, and with this in mind we have been working closely with the new ‘Triangle of Care’ in Suffolk which joined Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust and The Carers Trust to provide collaborative and relevant support and respite for Family Carers. We are working on a new project providing monthly ‘drop-in’ sessions for Family Carers of hospital in-patients and this is already proving to be a helpful support.