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Carers Week 11 – 17 June 2018

Find out what support is available for family and friend carers across West Sussex


Carers Week

About

About

Carers Week is a national campaign that recognises and celebrates the vital contribution family and friend carers make to families and their communities.

The theme of Carers Week this year is staying healthy and connected. It aims to encourage people to look after their own health needs as well as those they care for.

West Sussex County Council is joining forces with local NHS and partner organisations to support Carers Week.

Find out more here 

Are you a carer?

Are you a carer?

If you support someone who couldn’t manage without your help, then you are one of the 89,000 carers currently living in West Sussex.

It’s common for many people who have caring responsibilities not to think of themselves as carers. Carers Week aims to reach these ‘hidden carers’ and encourage them to get in touch with carer support organisations for information, advice and support.

A family or friend carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for someone who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support.

Carers come from all cultures, backgrounds and walks of life. Many carers will often have other demands and responsibilities, such as work or school.

Are you, or do you know someone, who is a family or friend carer for ex-military personnel?

The Carers Centre in Brighton is looking for friend and family carers of ex-military personnel to ensure they get the right support and guidance to make their role easier.

If you know anyone, in the Sussex area, do get in contact with Steve Hinton either on 07763 975190 or by email at steve.hinton@thecarerscentre.org

Get involved

Get involved

Throughout Carers Week over 30 events for carers are taking place across West Sussex. These events include talks, relaxing walks, picnics and coffee mornings in peaceful surroundings. They offer carers a chance to meet with other carers and to find out more about what support is available.

Information stands at many hospitals across the county will also provide help and guidance for carers. Participating hospitals include:

  • St Richard’s Hospital, Chichester
  • Worthing Hospital
  • Crawley Hospital
  • East Surrey Hospital, Redhill 
  • Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath.

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Carers Support West Sussex

Are you or do you know a family or friend carer who needs support? There's lots of advice, help and support available for carers in West Sussex. A good place to start is local charity Carers Support West Sussex, they provide free, confidential information and support to carers. Visit the website or call 0300 028 8888.

Find out about the national Carers Week campaign here 

Young Carers 

Young people can find themselves taking on caring responsibilities and are often unsure of where to go for help. There is support and guidance available for carers under the age of 18 that is tailored to their specific needs. Find out more here 


Think Carer video

 

Think Carer

Watch our video for some inspirational stories from real carers in West Sussex

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