East Sussex was abuzz with activity on Friday 30 November, this year’s Carers Rights Day 2018.

We've gathered together some of the highlights of the day below. 

Thank you to every one of you who took part in Carers Rights Day 2018, whether it be attending an event, sharing a photo, printing a poster, giving a donation, liking a social media post - it all helps spread the word about the need to support and inform unpaid carers across East Sussex about the rights they are entitled to.

So, from Care for the Carers, the Carers Centre for East Sussex here's a great big THANKYOU!

Here's a little taste of what everyone got up to...

Amy and Cally from Care for the Carers decorated our very own Christmas tree at Eastbourne Christmas Market - pop along before the end of December to read the poems that adorn the tree.

Eastbourne Hailsham and Seaford Clinicial Commissioning Group

MP Stephen Lloyd, Eastbourne Deputy Mayor Kathy Ballard, alongside The Beacon, Sainsbury's and Care for the Carers staff in Eastbourne:

Stephen Lloyd MP

Wealden Dementia Action Alliance

Care for the Carers on the wireless

Care for the Carers CEO, Jennifer Twist made a few radio appearances to highlight all the activities taking place in the area, including speaking with Hailsham FM - take a listen, below.

Wearing red for Carers Rights Day

The Acute Mental Health team in Hastings put on a series of events to highlight the rights of carers and how vital it is that they receive support in their role:

Heringtons tea parties in aid of young adult carers

Heringtons Solicitors, which supports Care for the Carers as its Charity of the Year, held a tea break at each of its five branches across the county. Funds raised went towards 30 Christmas goody bags for young adult carers in East Sussex. What a lovely idea!

Heringtons tea break

Goody bags for young adult carers are full to the brim below, plus carers in Hastings enjoy an Italian meal with the Mayor of Hastings, Nigel Sinden. Rachel and Rob, Carer Support Workers, held a Facebook Q&A on Carers Rights Day. And a youngster in Hastings enjoys a treat at a Heringtons tea party. We were also joined by Sainsbury's in The Beacon shopping centre in Eastbourne:

Collage of images of Carers Rights Day activity

Huw Merriman MP on social media

Bexhill and Battle MP Huw Merriman shared posters on his social media profiles to help raise awareness among carers 

Campaigning for a better deal

Carers took part in a campaigning workshop earlier in the week, facilitated by Ramzi from Carers Trust, of which we are a network partner. Here's the group saluting Carers Rights Day!

CPJ Field across the county

A local funeral directors firm has been getting behind carers rights from each of its local branches:

A selection of some of the other events across the county and supportive tweets:

Collage of Carers Rights Day images

See you next year!

(Did you know 2019 is our 30th anniversary? Find out how to get involved.)