Supporting others in need during Covid-19

There are plenty of people and businesses who need support during these difficult and unique times. Personally, I’ve got plenty to do with homeschooling 3 children with a wide age range, I can clap for the NHS, I can even volunteer for them and  I can put hand drawn rainbows in windows, but aside fromContinue reading “Supporting others in need during Covid-19”

Norfolk Clubhouse, a new social enterprise supporting people with mental health. Interested in helping?

“A Clubhouse is a safe place that provides a sustainable lifelong support system for people living with mental health conditions.” June Webb is a Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor who lives in Norwich.  She’s dedicated her career to helping others as a social worker, housing advisor and coach. Her new venture is setting up the NorfolkContinue reading “Norfolk Clubhouse, a new social enterprise supporting people with mental health. Interested in helping?”

Love, Light, Norwich. A new festival celebrating art and innovation, with the themes of love, belonging and wellbeing. The story of a fine idea.

Not a fan of Valentine’s Day or at least the commercialism surrounding it? How about taking part in a new festival aimed at celebrating the themes of love and belonging.  From Thursday 13th February to Saturday 15th February 2020, Norwich plays host to a new festival called ‘Love, Light, Norwich’. The aim of the threeContinue reading “Love, Light, Norwich. A new festival celebrating art and innovation, with the themes of love, belonging and wellbeing. The story of a fine idea.”

Friend in Deed, the Norfolk based charity creating friendships across generations. The story of Kelly Lindsay.

What I hope one day is that this is just commonplace, that a charity like us isn’t needed, and everyone just walks down to their local care home and says hello. Kelly is one of life’s good people, busy and exuding energy with a smile and the willpower and panache to get things done. WeContinue reading “Friend in Deed, the Norfolk based charity creating friendships across generations. The story of Kelly Lindsay.”

Little Explorers and a Friend in Deed. Our visit to a dementia day care centre in Norwich.

Today Nathaniel and I went to visit a dementia day care home for the first time with a Norfolk based charity called Friend in Deed. I am just going to write a short post as I’m meeting the founder of the charity Kelly Lindsay soon, and I will be able to speak to her andContinue reading “Little Explorers and a Friend in Deed. Our visit to a dementia day care centre in Norwich.”

Surviving a stroke; how to cope with a sudden disability. The story of Eddie Pleban.

The culture shock of becoming suddenly disabled – to any degree – is very difficult to get used to, particularly if you were very active before. Introduction In 2011, Norwich resident Eddie Pleban suffered a life changing stroke on a flight to Australia.  In a medical centre in Dubai, he was given 48 hours toContinue reading “Surviving a stroke; how to cope with a sudden disability. The story of Eddie Pleban.”

Pregnancy loss and the charity giving hope to families. The stories of Tara, Lauren and Sarah.

To leave a hospital without a baby is the cruellest thing. Dealing with it took over my life. I am using the blog post this week to highlight the service of TimeNorfolk and to raise awareness so that hopefully other families will be able to benefit from this charity. If you are affected at all asContinue reading “Pregnancy loss and the charity giving hope to families. The stories of Tara, Lauren and Sarah.”

Living with Lymphoedema and the support needed after diagnosis. The story of Lucy Grubb.

For some cancer patients, it’s often the first time they have received hands-on, non-invasive treatment since surgery. According to the NHS, Lymphoedema is thought to affect more than 200,000 people in the UK. Primary lymphoedema is rare and is thought to affect around 1 in every 6,000 people. Secondary lymphoedema is much more common. Lucy Grubb isContinue reading “Living with Lymphoedema and the support needed after diagnosis. The story of Lucy Grubb.”

Who needs a Mummy MOT? Pregnancy and post-natal wellbeing. The story of Rosie Taylor.

“Up to half of all women experience weakness in both the abdominal muscles and pelvic muscles after pregnancy. You don’t have to put up with it. I can help you to achieve a stronger post-natal body.” Some women thrive on being pregnant, others simply survive. For me, it wasn’t plain-sailing, a condition called pelvic girdleContinue reading “Who needs a Mummy MOT? Pregnancy and post-natal wellbeing. The story of Rosie Taylor.”