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The Griffon Area Partnership is to launch a new fortnightly group on 14th February 2011 for adult carers in North Walsham and the surrounding area. The aim of this group is to provide a ‘one-stop-shop’ group for carers by providing practical workshops alongside stress management sessions and mental well-being sessions to alleviate some of the worries associated with this vital support role.   The sessions will include; stress management; training in first aid; assistance with contingency or emergency plans; benefits advice; specific illness advice, to include medicine and ‘lifting and handling’; a natural remedy talk; signposting and general help and advice about caring from experts in the caring professions. Carers also have the ability to bring their ‘cared for’

Rebecca Matthews, Voyager Project Manager at the Griffon Area Partnership said, “There are 6 million registered carers in the United Kingdom, 82,000 of which are in Norfolk;    The carers get little or no assistance either financial or physical, and can often feel completely cut off from the outside world.   The work they do saves the government approximately £87 billion per year* and can leave the carer exhausted and vulnerable to physical and mental illness. We want to help Carers by providing a place to come and meet other people in the same position and also to engage with experienced professionals from associated organisations who understand their concerns and can provide relevant advice.


C4C CAFÉ This new group will start on Monday 16th 2011 at the Cockerel Tearoom on North Street, North Walsham every 1st and 3rd    There will be no charge.   Respite will be available as normal in the St. Nicholas Rooms. (Please note that the Cockerel will be open as usual during these sessions.) Please call Rebecca Matthews for more information on 01692 407509.

Open forum for North Norfolk carers PRESS RELEASE

CARERS in North Norfolk will have the opportunity to get their views across at an open meeting in North Walsham.

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.    Please telephone if personal care is required. New outreach group for Voyager in Cromer

and will be run the same way as it has for the past 24 years – every Tuesday from 10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. at the St. John Ambulance Hall in Cromer, everyone welcome. Please call Rebecca Matthews on (01692) 407509. Griffon will use funding from the Big Lottery Reaching Communities grant.

Books and DVD’s For Sale

We have dvds about North Walsham and some of the War Memorials around the Griffon Area. We also have various books from the Paston Letters and also a book on Bromholm Priory in Bacton. Please pop in and have a browse.

Cromer Pavillion Theatre

Earlier this year we were approached and asked if we would act as an agent for the them. You can reserve your tickets with us and pick them up on the date and time of your show from their Box Office in Cromer.