Join us at locations across East Sussex including Hailsham, Hastings, Rotherfield, Eastbourne, Newhaven and Rye, to learn more about carers.

Care for the Carers is providing a free programme of Carer Awareness Training as part of our Building Carer Friendly Communities initiative.

The training sessions are for:

  • Professionals
  • Volunteers
  • Those supporting or would like to get involved in supporting unpaid carers in their local community

The training will cover the following:

  • Unpaid carers and the impact of caring
  • The importance of identifying and supporting carers
  • Carers rights
  • Support available – signposting – making a referral
  • A ‘Carer Friendly Community’ approach - why this is important and the role we can all play
  • Cost: FREE
  • Tea & Coffee will be provided

A few comments from previous course participants:

  • "Clear precise information, well explained"
  • "The training gave a very clear, factual overview of carers nationally and in East Sussex, their needs and services/support available"
  • "Really enjoyed the workshop - gained a lot of knowledge about how massive a role carers play"

Upcoming training dates and locations


Tuesday 4 June 2019 9am - 12pm
Summerfields Leisure Centre, Bohemia Rd, Hastings TN34 1ET


Thursday 6 June 2019 9.30am – 12 noon
Eastbourne District General Hospital, Kings Drive, Eastbourne BN21 2UD


Monday 22 July 2019 9.30am – 12.30pm
Saxon House, Meeching Road, Newhaven BN9 9QX


Tuesday 3 September 2019 9.30am – 12 noon
Rye, Winchelsea and District Memorial Hospital, Peasmarsh Road, Rye Foreign, TN31 7UD

For more information or to book a place on any of these free training sessions please contact Carole Gregory on 01323 738390 or email [email protected]

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