Carers Week 2019


Carers Week

Carers Week

Carers Week

Carers Week 10-16 June 2019

West Sussex County Council, Carers Support West Sussex and the NHS are working together to raise awareness of the vital contribution family and friend carers make within our communities throughout Carers Week 2019.

Getting Carers Connected

The theme this year is ‘Getting Carers Connected’. And with that in mind over 40 events are taking place across West Sussex to help those who are looking after someone else so that they can make connections about information, advice, services, technology and other carers.  You can find out which events are taking place near you by visiting Carers Support West Sussex.

Hidden Carers

Hidden Carers

Think about your own health

It’s common for many people who have caring responsibilities not to think of themselves as carers. 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 support.

Reaching 'hidden carers'

Carers Week 2019 aims to reach ‘hidden carers’ and encourage them to get in touch with organisations such as Carers Support West Sussex for information, advice and support.

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 that we want to support.

Relaxation and Respite

Relaxation and Respite

Take opportunities to relax and de-stress

As part of Carers Week 2019, we are highlighting how vitally important it is that family and friend carers take time for themselves and look after their own health and wellbeing.

Being able to recharge your batteries is an important part of everyone’s lives but it is especially important for carers.

Don't feel isolated

People can often feel isolated and can become stressed and experience other conditions often as a result of their caring role.

There are a number of services available to support people with short breaks to help them so they can continue in their own caring role. Find out if there’s a service that might be of interest to you or someone you know on the Carers Support West Sussex website.

Photo Competition

Photo Competition

Register with Carers Support West Sussex and enter photo competition

For Carers Week 2019 Carers Support West Sussex are launching their very own photo competition with £100 worth of gift vouchers available to win for three carers who send them their #feelgoodcarers photos between now and the end of Carers Week 2019. 

  1.  Take your #feelgoodcarers photo
  2. Send it to Carers Support West Sussex via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or email
  3. Don’t forget to include the hashtag #feelgoodcarers

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