Suffolk Carers Matter provide information, advice, mental and emotional wellbeing support for unpaid carers across Suffolk. Our Advice Line is open 7 days a week Tel: 01284 333035 to give carers, families, friends, health professionals and community groups support.

We have fantastic peer-to-peer support in The Pod, Mental and Emotional Wellbeing support through our free counselling service, great shows presented by Nick Pandolfi around Quick Food for Carers and CarersTV, the opportunity to say In Your Words what life is like and the support you need.

There’s a great deal of information and support, take your time and if you have any questions, Just Ask via the Live Chat or call 01284 333 035.

Podcasts and Radio

We were recently invited to be on The Mid Morning Show with Ian Norris, if you missed it you can listen again here:

Latest Information & Advice

Driving Miss Daisy

Driving Miss Daisy is a community companion service that promotes social interaction and companionship all while providing safe and reliable transportation to and from...

Quick Food for Carers - Recipes

Poached Egg & Avocado

Craving a healthy breakfast that you can make when you're in a hurry? Try out this recipe for poached egg and avocado on toast! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igA8RwrzGB0 Serves:...

Eton Mess

Chicken Tikka Masala

Spaghetti Carbonara

In Your Words

Sue

I have two parents and a mother in law that I care for all over the age of 86. Life can be difficult for them losing their independents, their mobility and their health. Over the last three years their reliance on me has increased as they become frailer. As a carer it’s a constant juggling act with work, my home life and the needs of the three people that mean so much to me. They feel guilty for having to ask so much of me, and I feel that I don’t give them enough. It’s hard as the children to now be the parent!

Gail

Pizza

Suzanne’s Power of Pizza

Simon

Carers Handbook 2019/2020

Quick Food for Carers - Videos

Carers TV - Videos

News & Media

Penny Mordaunt Pushes for Carers to get Paid Time Off

Across the UK, 60% of carers are women. In addition to this, 90% of all carers who are unemployed are women. Minister for Women...

FamilyCarersNet Win National Award

FamilyCarersNet, based in Bury St. Edmunds and offices also in Ipswich and Lowestoft through their local service Suffolk Carers Matter, won a national award...

The Seagull Theatre – Dementia Carer’s Consultation

Carers sometimes find that getting out of the house is difficult when they have so many responsibilities at the home of the person they...