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6th – 12th June 2022

To make caring Visible, Valued and Supported

Carers Week, 6th – 12th June 2022, Making Caring Visible, Valued and Supported

Our pledge to you: This Carers Week we’re celebrating the amazing carers in East Sussex, thanking them for everything they do, and holding events where carers can connect with each other and unwind.

To make your own pledge visit the national Carers Week site and add your pledge here. Or everyone can make their voices heard on the national Carers Week wall here.

This year, Carers Week takes place on 6th-12th June 2022. The week celebrates and recognises the vital contribution made by the UK’s 6.5 million unpaid carers – over 69,000 in East Sussex – who look after a relative, friend or neighbour who couldn’t manage without them.

This year’s focus is ‘Making Caring Visible, Valued and Supported’, and we’re asking carers and the community to come together to make caring visible and valued throughout the week. Carers and their friends and family, partner organisations and local businesses can all get involved to recognise and celebrate carers, and show support.

As a community it is important that we help identify carers so that they can access information and support.  Three in 5 of us will become a carer at some point in our lives. It can happen at any time and to anyone, and it has a huge impact on a person’s life. Find out more about what carers do here.

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Carers Week Events

There are many free events and workshops happening during Carers Week, take a look below or at our events calendar and join an activity.

We will be hosting an information stand on Monday 6th June 10am – 4pm, outside the staff canteen at Eastbourne District General Hospital. If you work at the hospital or you're visiting, come and have a chat with Carole and Mark who will be there to answer your questions about
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Free carer awareness training for employers, health and care professionals and volunteers working with carers. Tuesday 7th June 10am - 12.30pm, online via MS Teams. Please contact caroleg@cftc.org.uk to find out more and book your place.
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Find out about the Education, Health and Care (EHC) Needs Assessment process. Tuesday 7th June 10.30am - 12.30pm. If,  when and how to request an EHC needs assessment and how to get the best EHC Plan you can for your child. Booking via Eventbrite and more info at bit.ly/AmazeEHC
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Care for the Carers will be one of several organisations with a stand in The Hub in The Beacon Shopping Centre, to celebrate Volunteers Week. Come in and see us, on Wednesday 8th June 9am - 5pm. and learn more about volunteering at Care for the Carers and the services
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Care for the Carers will have an information stand in St.Wilfrid's Hospice all day on Wednesday 8th June, Pop into the café, grab a cuppa, come and chat to Lorna and learn about carers week and our services.
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Cuppa, Cake & Chat for parent carers. A chance to meet fellow parent carers in a relaxed setting. At JPK’s Café, Eastbourne (The Old Town Cafe) on Wednesday 8th June, 10am -12pm. Run by AMAZE and open to all parent carers in East Sussex. Meets monthly in Eastbourne and Hastings.
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Do you care for someone with a severe mental illness (SMI)? Join us on Wednesday 8th June from 10:30am - 12:30pm for a walk and chat along Peacehaven seafront. We’ll stop for a cafe break half way with a free soft drink, courtesy of Care for the Carers. Please email
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Do you care for someone with a severe mental illness? Join us on Wednesday 8th June at 1pm for a meal out at The Smuggler's Rest in Peacehaven, courtesy of Care for the Carers. Please email richardp@cftc.org.uk to reserve your place.
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Join a free online Wellbeing Cruise workshop for carers on Wednesday 8th June 2022, 1pm-3pm. This is time out just for you, where you can unwind, explore what helps you to look after you, and connect with other carers. All you need is an internet connection and a comfortable place
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Meet carer and author Matthew Mckenzie FRSA, Carers UK, Online, Wednesday 8th June, 5:30- 6:30pm. Join Carers UK for a conversation with carer and author Matthew Mckenzie FRSA, who will be sharing his insights about minority ethnic carers, mental health, and reading poems from his upcoming poetry book about his
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Seeing Carers, a Carers Photography Project, Private View, Thursday 9th June, Care for the Carers and 18 Hours. Care for the Carers will be launching our brand new photography exhibition at the Conquest Hospital with a special private view for funders, and supporters of the project. Open to the public
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Uckfield Carers Centre Open Day, Victoria Pavilion, Uckfield, Thursday 9th June, 10am-7pm. Opportunity for carers and partners to drop in for a drink and a cake, meet Care for the Carers staff and view our space at the Victoria Pavilion (in partnership with Sussex Support Services). The day includes a
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How to claim DLA, AMAZE, Online, Thursday 9th June, 10:30am – 12pm. If your child needs a lot more help than other children the same age, they may be entitled to DLA. This workshop will help you identify whether your child is likely to get DLA and help you make
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Join dietitian, Fareeha Jay on Zoom at 1pm on Thursday 9th June as she covers tips and information in order to maintain a healthy and balanced South Asian diet. Spaces are limited so if you would like to join this event, please contact us on info@cftc.org.uk to book your place.
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To celebrate Carers Week we are inviting unpaid carers to join us for afternoon tea at The Ashdown Park Hotel, Forest Row on Thursday 9th June 2022 at 3pm. To request you place, please email Hannah Taylor on hannaht@cftc.org.uk.
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Beginners Latin Dance session, Carers UK, online, 4.00 - 5.00pm, Thursday 9th June. Join Carer UK’s Salsa and Bachata session, delivered by Mauricio Reyes from Latin Motion, who will be introducing Latin American dance footwork and body movement.
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Do you care for someone with a severe mental illness (SMI)? Join us on Sunday 12th June from 10:30am - 12:30pm for a walk and chat in Crowborough. Please email richardp@cftc.org.uk if your thinking of going.
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Do you care for someone with a severe mental illness? Join us on Sunday 12th June at 1:30pm for a meal out at The Blue Anchor in Crowborough, courtesy of Care for the Carers. Please email richardp@cftc.org.uk to reserve your place.
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Show your Support

Download our Carers Week posters and share photos of your group or individual activities featuring the posters.

I'm Supporting Carers Week 2022 Poster

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Carers Week poster

We're Supporting Carers Week 2022 Poster

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To request a printed version of the posters please contact us on info@cftc.org.uk.

Other ways to show your support

Tag us in:
Twitter: @care4thecarers
Facebook: @careforthecarers
Instagram: @careforthecarers

Use hashtags:
#CarersWeekEastSussex
#CarersWeek
#CareForTheCarers

Employers for Carers membership

Employers for Carers membership is free in East Sussex for employers with up to 250 staff, to empower employers to support their staff who are also unpaid carers. Membership includes free carer awareness training, networking events and resources to help managers support carers. To access this free membership, employers can create a new account at: efcdigital.org and use the code: EFC3722.