Getting Carers Connected logo from Carers Week 2019

Carers Week is an annual awareness campaign which takes place in June.

It celebrates and recognises the vital contribution made by the UK’s 6.6 million unpaid carers – people who look after a relative, friend or neighbour who couldn’t manage without them.

Carers Week 2019 was 10-16 June!

Seaford Town Crier Peter White holding a poster promoting Carers Week 2019

The theme for the 2019 Carers Week was: Getting Carers Connected.

See our information about how carers can get better connected online.

Each year, Care for the Carers, together with its partners, hosts a range of events around the county to celebrate Carers Week and recognise the vital contribution that carers in East Sussex make to their families and communities.  

Check back on this page in the run up to Carers Week to find up-to-date details of events and services within East Sussex to celebrate the tireless hard work of carers in the county.

Thanks to everyone who got involved with Carers Week 2019 in East Sussex. Here's a taster of some of the activities that took place to help raise awareness of carers:

Special Carers Week discounts

Save money during Carers Week with offers from Butlin's, Summerfields Leisure Centre in Hastings, Susan Wilson at The Cutting Club, and more...If you run a local business, there's still time to get involved to promote your business.

Amy and Carole dressed up in 80s clothesDo you love the 1980s?

So do we!

Find out more about our 80s parties.

Carers Week events in East Sussex

Saturday 8 June

Monday 10 - Sunday 16 June:

  • Lewes and Ringmer GP surgeries marked Carers Week by offering cake and information at various surgeries
  • Care for the Carers Information stand at Sainsbury's The Beacon, Eastbourne all week
  • Libraries across the county ran free IT For You computer training sessions.
  • From Monday until Saturday, Association of Carers held a cake sale, tombola and book sale at Santander in Hastings. Donations were DOUBLED by Santander!

Monday 10 June

  • All day Sainsbury’s Newhaven Information stand
  • 10.30am Uckfield FM Jennifer Twist, our CEO, shared our Carers Week news.
  • Rob hosts an online Facebook Q&A on Monday 10 June 8-9pm on

    Carers got pampered at YouNique Wellbeing Studios in Bexhill on Monday 10th June – 1.30pm-3:30pm, to celebrate Carers Week 2019. Free tasters included Shiatsu Massage, Hand Massage, Reiki, Mindfulness, Meditation & breathing techniques. Refreshments kindly provided by Windmill Drive Post Office, Store & Cafe. 11 Windmill Drive, Bexhill-on-Sea TN39 4DG. Bookings 01424 217630.

  • 4-6pm Hastings Railway Station Information stand
  • 8-9pm Facebook Online Live Q&A

Tuesday 11 June

Wednesday 12 June

  • 9.30am - 2.30pm The Pelham, Bexhill-on-Sea, Information stand

Thursday 13 June

Friday 14 June

Saturday 15 June

What we achieved during Carers Week 2018

See some of the photos from the Carers Week 2018 events across East Sussex.

Creating carer friendly communities

For more information about what it means to build Carer Friendly Communities, read about our initiative to make East Sussex a Carer Friendly county.