Calling unpaid carers in Norfolk
We offer a course of free relaxing and beneficial therapies (such as massage, reflexology) via a network of professional therapists throughout the County.
We raise money through events and donations to pay participating therapists for their time ensuring that TherapyAid continues as a high quality sustainable service.
How Can You Get Involved?
Whether it is giving therapy sessions, referring new carers or donating please get involved so we can keep doing our work : helping carers
Join As A Carer
We are always looking for new carers to support and offer free sessions to. The process is easy and totally free, find out more by clicking below.
Join As A Therapist
We are looking for carers to offer much-needed therapy to unpaid carers. Therapists are paid for their time to help these important unpaid carers.
Join As A Referrer
We are always looking out for new referrers to refer unpaid carers and therapists to us. Please get in touch to submit your referrals!
Donate To Us
Funding is critical to offering this to unpaid carers, without funds this isn’t possible. Please get in touch below to request a fundraising pack.
Why Unpaid/Informal Carers?
Our experience as professional therapists has given us an insight into the tremendous job that unpaid and informal carers do.
They save the NHS approximately £130 billion a year and Norfolk services £1.6 billion a year, and they do so without thought to their own well-being and mental and emotional health. Often their only complaints are a few aches and pains, but we know from experience that it goes much deeper than that.
Giving unpaid carers some dedicated time to de-stress and rebalance means that they will be in a better position to care for their loved ones, and are more likely to stay in better health themselves.
Are you an unpaid carer – call us on 07971596117 or email firstname.lastname@example.org you may be entitled to a course of five FREE complementary therapies – you certainly deserve it!
If you are an organisation and would like to refer an unpaid carer to us please fill in our form which can be found here
How will it work?
The service from TherapyAid will eventually be available to any unpaid carer supporting a Norfolk resident who is affected by a disability or long term health condition. Carers will be entitled to receive up to five treatments free of charge from participating therapists. To start this process we are concentrating on Norwich and then we will gradually spread out to the whole of Norfolk.
They may be referred to TherapyAid by the care groups we are in contact with such as Carers Matter, Norfolk Family Carers, Chill4usCarers, AgeUK, as well as care agencies and GPs.
Having a network of participating therapists through the county will give the carer the option of being treated at home or in a nearby clinic, therefore making the most of any respite they have.
How will it be measured?
To measure the impact of its service TherapyAid will use the Measure Yourself Concerns and Well-Being (MYCaW) tool. MYCAW is a validated and recognised tool which measures whether a service has been effective by using a simple point scale before and after treatment to create meaningful qualitative data.
So happy, pleased and proud to announce that Sir Norman Lamb & Janey Lee Grace have agreed to be our Patrons
and also that we have won Well-Being Charity of the Year 2019
Contact us to get started.
We’d love to hear from you to see how you want to get involved with developing TherapyAid. Please feel free to get in touch with the contact form, or find our other contact details below