A Shed Load of Help (This Event has Expired)

THIS EVENT HAS EXPIRED The Chicken Shed is a local Community Café based in Fordham, Cambridgeshire, http://www.thechickenshed.org. As well as weekly coffee mornings hosted by various charit...

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Activities Unlimited

Activities Unlimited Offering short breaks and leisure activities in Suffolk for disabled children and young adults up to the age of 25. Respite and short breaks are a priority for families a...

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Autism friendly screenings at Cineworld

Autism Friendly Screening at Cineworld Cineworld cinemas offer autism friendly screenings on the first Sunday of the month at 11am. These differ from regular screenings in that: • Lightin...

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Breaks and Holidays

Breaks and Holidays Activities Unlimited www.access-unlimited.co.uk/activitiesunlimited/ Tel: 01472 260026 Activities Unlimited provides short breaks and leisure activities to disabled childr...

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Communication, speech and language

Communication, Speech and Language Communication, speech and language is a big topic in terms of children. It could be regarding their development, their childcare prior to starting school or...

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Dementia/Carer Conference – Thursday 14th June

Dementia / Carer Conference Dementia / Carer Conference Do you care for or support someone with dementia or memory loss? This fantastic event on Thursday 14th June will offer lots of information on ca...

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Eating out in Suffolk

Eating out in Suffolk   Eating out as a carer can be a daunting prospect, particularly if you are unsure where you can go that is accommodating to those with additional needs or that has...

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Education & Learning

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Communications, Speech and Language

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EHCP

Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) EHCP’s- What are they? How can you get one? What do they mean? We’ve come across many Parent Carers who have concerns about their child’s educati...

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Home Schooling

Home Schooling How does it work? What rights do you have? What help can you receive? Some Parent Carers choose to educate their children at home, some feel that they have no choice. As a Par...

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Emotional Support

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Befriending

It can be really hard asking for help and feeling as though we are relinquishing control. But if you are open to it then there are some amazing volunteers out there. And if you would like som...

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Counselling

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Free Art Workshops for Suffolk Carers

Free Art Workshops for Suffolk Carers Are you an adult carer living in Suffolk? Are you interested in art or just looking for something fun to do? The Art Branches group is running a variety ...

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Free Creative Sessions for Adult Carer’s

Free Creative Sessions for Adult Carers Suffolk Artlink are offering Creative Sessions for Adult Carers. All sessions are FREE and all travel can be reimbursed. There are currently 3-4 places...

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Free Creative Sessions For Adult Carers

Suffolk Artlink are offering Creative Sessions for Adult Carers. All sessions are FREE and all travel can be reimbursed. There are currently 3-4 places in Lowestoft, no need to sign up to ev...

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Getting Out With The Family- Sutton Hoo

Getting out with the Family – Sutton Hoo Our reporter & parent carer, Layla, gives us her feedback on the National Trust property. I recently visited Suffolk’s archaeological trea...

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Grants and Funding

Grants and Funding Family Fund Family Fund help families across the UK who are raising a disabled or seriously ill child or young person aged 17 or under.  There is eligibility criteria exp...

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Headway receive £1,00 towards Cookery Equipment

Headway receive £1,000 towards Cookery Equipment  Suffolk based charity; Headway has received a grant of £1,000 from the Haverhill South People’s Forum. The money will go towards funding...

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How to be a friend to a Parent Carer

How To Be A Friend To A Parent Carer Diagnosis- Don’t walk on the other side It must be hard to know how to respond when a friend’s child is diagnosed with special needs or a disabili...

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Huddl

There’s a new support group for parents and carers on our Suffolk horizon, something new and different.  We like it and think it can really help make a difference.  Read about Huddl ...

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Knitting and Sewing

Knitting    Sewing If any of you reading this have a passion for sewing and crafts and would like to share pictures of your talents, or any other tips then please do get in touch. In t...

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Life at Home

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Out in the Garden

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Top Tips on choosing a Support Provider

Top ten tips for Carers when choosing a support provider (courtesy of Voluntary Organisation Disability Group and thanks Reality Art for the image). The VODG has written a guide to help any...

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Money

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Benefits

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Reimbursements

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Pet Therapy & The Cinnamon Trust

Pet Therapy & The Cinnamon Trust Many of us will know, from personal experience, the emotional connection and bond we have with our pets. For more isolated people such as single parents, ...

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Pharmacy

Pharmacies Many Pharmacies offer a delivery service for medication which can be very helpful.  Also, if you get regular prescriptions the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) may save you t...

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Respite and Breaks

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Holidays

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Respite

Respite Happy Days Children Charity They provide vital respite breaks for individuals, families and groups who support children with additional needs ranging in age from 3-17 in the UK.  The...

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Social Prescribing

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Social Prescribing

Social Prescribing. Everyone is talking about it but what exactly is it? And who exactly prescribes it? What is social prescribing? Social Prescribing focuses on the non-medical aspect of hea...

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Social Prescribing/St.Nicholas Hospice

Social Prescribing / St. Nicholas Hospice   Here at Suffolk Carers Matter we are in full support of Social Prescribing: ‘a means of enabling GP’s, nurses and other professionals to r...

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St Nicholas Hospice Open House

St Nicholas St Nicholas Hospice are hosting ‘Open House’ across locations in West Suffolk and Thetford. It is aimed at supporting people who are coping with long term or life threatening ...

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The Curly Hair Project

The Curly Hair Project The curly hair project is a social enterprise based in the UK, which aims to help people with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their loved ones. All our work is based on p...

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The Transition Event East 2018

The Transition Event East Offering inspirational stories and essential practical advice, the Transition Event East helps parents/carers, teachers and practitioners supporting disabled young a...

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Travel

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Community Transport

Suffolk non-emergency transport to hospital Non-emergency transport to hospital is requested by telephoning the Non-Emergency Passenger Transport Service on 08458 500 774.  If you are with a...

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Public Transport

Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS) If you’re referred to hospital or other NHS premises for specialist NHS treatment or diagnostic tests by your doctor, dentist or another health pr...

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Walking Wednesdays *New Event*

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Welcome to Carer’s Week

Carer’s week is a huge campaign where carers, professionals and those supporting carers come together through events and publicity to raise awareness and promote the struggles faced by ...

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Work

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Returning to work

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Rights at work

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