Health and Well-being


Recent census data indicates that 158,000 people living in Norfolk have a physical or mental disability, and 5,000 of these are estimated to be children.

Norfolk’s care agencies report that there are at least 94,000 unpaid carers in Norfolk caring for a spouse or family member with a life limiting illness, impairment or disability, and that there are likely to be many more that are unrecognised. Limited access to support services can lead to extreme isolation for both carers and the cared for, and in many cases local social clubs and support groups are critical to quality of life.

In 2012 the Foundation supported a wide range of support groups working across a range of health and disability issues including sight and hearing impairment, long term illness, mental ill health, and learning and behavioural difficulties that aim to improve quality of life for those affected by illness and disability.

The Norfolk Dementia Fund

Voluntary Norfolk’s Mental Health Befriending Service

Wells Community Hospital

West Norfolk Community Transport

St George’s Dementia Support Group

Time Norfolk

Garden Organic

Memory Joggers

Musical Keys


Total Ensemble Theatre Company

Neatishead Community Gym

Road to Recovery

Go Kids Go

West Norfolk Mencap

Deaftastics Multi-Sports Club

GYGYC Project