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 will take place 10-16 June.

The theme for this year's Carers Week is: Getting Carers Connected.

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.

Carers Week events in East Sussex

We'll be adding more detail soon:

Saturday 8 June

Monday 10 - Sunday 16 June:

  • Lewes and Ringmer GP surgeries will be marking Carers Week by offering cake and information at various surgeries
  • Visit our Care for the Carers Information stand at Sainsbury's The Beacon, Eastbourne all week
  • From Monday until Saturday, Association of Carers will have a cake sale, tombola and book sale at Santander in Hastings. Any donations in branch will be DOUBLED by Santander!
  • CARERS CARD DISCOUNT: The kind folk at Summerfields Leisure Centre in Hastings are supporting with a special offer for all Carers Card holders can enjoy a £1 swim & sauna during all ‘Open Swim’ times throughout Carers Week [PDF]. NB You'll need to show your Carers Card. Don't yet have a Carers Card? Apply for your Carers Card now.  

Monday 10 June

  • All day Sainsbury’s Newhaven Information stand
  • 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
  • 10.30am Uckfield FM Tune in to hear Jennifer Twist our CEO, share our Carers Week news

Thursday 13 June

Friday 14 June

Saturday 15 June

If you're planning a Carers Week event in East Sussex and it isn't on the list above, do email us the details so we can share it.

You can also add it to the national Carers Week website map.

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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.