We Care Appeal

Who does the Trust help?

  • Unpaid carers who live in Norfolk, of all ages and from all backgrounds.
  • Individual carers whose life is restricted from looking after a relative, partner, friend or neighbour in need of help because of sickness, age or disability of any kind.
  • The Trust can help more than one carer from the same household.
  • Organisations and groups which run projects benefitting carers.

What kind of help does the Trust give?

  • The Trust's help must relate to you as a carer to improve your quality of life.
  • A grant can be given to buy, or contribute towards the cost of:
    • a holiday, short break or outing to help relieve the pressures of caring. 
    • household equipment such as a washing machine, tumble drier, fridge/freezer, dishwasher or television.
    • a computer, laptop or tablet to make school work or adult learning easier, or be a lifeline to the wider world.
    • A personal hobby, pastime or leisure activities
    • home improvements such as carpets, furniture, beds and mattresses, decorating and garden equipment
  • The Trust also provides wheelchair power packs. It is the only source of funding for these in Norfolk for carers who cannot afford to pay for this expensive piece of equipment themselves.
  • The benefit to the carer is always the priority in assessing an application and the Trust is always happy to consider helping in other ways.
  • For carers' groups and organisations, the Trust can help with revenue, capital or expenses for projects which clearly benefit carers in Norfolk.