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

Sausage, Bacon and Cheese Slice Puff Pastry

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9dMIIxnWEE Try out this quick recipe to make a cheesy, bacon and sausage puff pastry!

Cheesy Portbello Mushrooms 

Honey Flapjacks

Vegan Lasagne

Chocolate Chip Cookies

In Your Words

Leila

I’m Leila, myself and my husband have Drew aged 8 and another son aged 6. Drew has severe epilepsy, global development delay and attends a SLD school. Drew cannot communicate verbally, babbles and learnt to walk at the age of six and a half, more of a toddle. He can only do this in a safe environment. His seizures and learning difficulties make doing day to day things quite hard, even getting to school can be a struggle. Drew needs help with every aspect of life, personal care, playing, feeding, changing, bathing etc. He cannot be left unattended anytime due to his health conditions. He is on a complex medical diet called the ketogenic diet and has a gastrostomy.

Layla

Sue

Carers Handbook 2019/2020

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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...