Unity Carers

Unity Carers

Unity Carers is a project which aims to improve access to health, social and economic opportunities for unpaid Carers and the people they care for within Waveney and East Norfolk.

How we can help:

This new project aims to offer the following Services to unpaid Carers within Waveney and East Norfolk;

  • Access to Advice and Guidance Support, Recreational, Therapeutic and Wellbeing activities at The Unity Centre and The Fort in Lowestoft, as well as via virtual sessions and online groups.
  • As Carers you can have your voice heard and help shape the services you rely upon, by attending meetings (virtually or physically) with Carers Voice. You can view more about our Carer Involvement Meeting here
  • Encourage Carers to sign up for a Carers Identity Passport. They are FREE to request for Carers of all ages in Norfolk and Waveney and help to ensure Carers are recognised, valued and respected in their caring role. Get yours here!
  • Carers can benefit from Money and Debt Advice provided by DIAL Great Yarmouth through weekly phone support and group sessions.

For more information, click on the button below to view the leaflet.


Check out the activities available Lowestoft District Mencap!

·       Monday 12pm-4pm, wellbeing which will be different each week, Free.

·       Tuesday, free karaoke 9.30-3pm

·       Wednesday Bang and crash drumming & percussion instruments. 10am-12pm. £2 per session. Free arts & crafts in the afternoon

·       Thursday wellbeing day. Free
Friday Art cafe, 9am-12.30pm, free if they have LD’s £5 if they don’t. Includes all materials, tea, coffee or a cold drink. Free art and crafts in the afternoon.

 Saturday free day, we do whatever we fancy. No charge, 10am-2pm

And the Fort (the gaming part of Lowestoft and District Mencap Society!

They are open Midday- 10pm on Tues/Weds/Fri/Sat/Sun

They have social spaces which are free to use, with a small fee to use the equipment which includes PCs, virtual reality headset, PS4 and Nintendo Switch consoles. They also have drinks and snacks available to purchase!

They also run the following sessions:

  • Tues 12pm-4pm: Home Education Group (£6, plus one free large soft drink)
  • Weds 5pm-9pm: Board Game Evening (£6 with free soft drinks)
  • Sun 1pm-5pm: Dungeons & Dragons (£6 with free soft drinks, beginner friendly!)
For more information, visit lowestoftanddistrictmencap.org

DIAL Great Yarmouth offer services including:

  • Benefits Advice
  • Money and Debt Advice
  • Employment Support
  • Letter reading
  • Emergency Information Service
  • You can also pick up a RADAR key 

For more information visit dial-greatyarmouth.org.uk