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The reality of being a carer

The reality of being a carer

Guest post by Rebecca Fuller Rebecca Fuller is a public speaker and writer promoting understanding about wellbeing, dementia and support for carers. Rebecca is a former carer for her mum and shared...

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It’s Carers Week!

It’s Carers Week!

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...

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Join us on the Bluebell Walk this May

Join us on the Bluebell Walk this May

Seeking volunteers! We are delighted to be running the Arlington Bluebell Walk on Monday 16th May and are also seeking keen cake bakers and volunteers to help us on the day. If you would like to get...

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Annual Carers Survey 2022

Annual Carers Survey 2022

This year’s survey is now closed. The results will be reported on in our Carers' Voices Report 2022, published in the Summer. Help improve services for carers in East Sussex by telling us what is...

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Making carers count

Making carers count

​Care for the Carers is partnering with Carers Trust, Carers Support West Sussex, and The Carers Centre for Brighton and Hove in the ‘Making Carers Count’ programme. The programme aims to provide...

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An insight into aphasia

An insight into aphasia

SayAphasia is a charity based in East Sussex, founded five years ago by Colin Lyall, who lives with aphasia himself. SayAphasia has two main aims: to support people with aphasia and their families...

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Support for carers this Christmas

Support for carers this Christmas

Christmas can be a stressful and challenging time, especially when you are caring for someone.  There have been some changes in Government measures to control the pandemic with the rise of the...

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Stay well this winter

Stay well this winter

With the colder winter months now upon us, there is a need to take special care of yourself and the person you care for If you look after a relative, friend or neighbour, we would like to encourage...

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Christmas recipes for carers

Christmas recipes for carers

Community Chef, Robin Van Creveld, has helped thousands of people improve their cookery and nutrition skills. Robin has held baking and cooking workshops for carers during the year and here he gives...

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Take part in our Christmas Covered raffle

Take part in our Christmas Covered raffle

As the festive season fast approaches we are delighted to launch our Christmas Covered raffle, with the top prize a trolley full of Christmas goodies worth up to £350, and two fabulous runner up...

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Carers events coming up

Carers events coming up

We have a lot of events coming up for carers in East Sussex. All of them are free for carers to attend. Take a look below. Carers drop-in day Carers are invited to a drop-in day full of creativity,...

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Adult Social Care Digital Plans

Adult Social Care Digital Plans

Suzy Dixon is a Project Manager for 'Being Digital', a programme from East Sussex Adult Social Care. Here she explains how it can help the community. Whether you embrace gadgets and technology...

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Global cooking for carers

Global cooking for carers

East Sussex carers can join a free, hands-on cookery course featuring food from around the world, cooking with Community Chef, Robin Van Creveld. You will learn how to prepare delicious and...

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Skydiving for carers

Skydiving for carers

Congratulations and thank you to the fearless Babs and her granddaughter Hazel, who both completed skydives and raised over £500 for Care for the Carers! They jumped over 12,000ft from a plane in a...

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A grateful carer

A grateful carer

​Neil tells us about caring for his wife, Gillian, who has arthritis. My wife Gillian and I have been married for 54 years and we have one 33 year old daughter and have both had busy lives. Gill was...

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Rosemary’s story

Rosemary’s story

​Rosemary lives in Buxted, East Sussex with her partner. They met ten years ago. Rosemary tells us about her caring role, and looking after her partner. My partner is 92 years old and has severe...

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Sharon’s volunteering story

Sharon’s volunteering story

Sharon volunteers for Care for the Carers’ Carers in Touch service, which offers phone calls to carers so that they can stay connected and feel less isolated. Sharon has been a carer herself and has...

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Lauren’s volunteering story

Lauren’s volunteering story

Volunteers' Week is a time to say thank you to our volunteers for their time and commitment, as well as recognise their fantastic contribution to carers in East Sussex. Lauren is 70 years old and...

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One hundred hymns for carers

One hundred hymns for carers

In April this year the Captain Tom 100 challenge was launched, encouraging people to think of ways they could fundraise around the number 100, in celebration of what would have been Captain Tom’s...

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Baking workshops for carers

Baking workshops for carers

East Sussex carers can join free, online Baking for Wellbeing Workshops during May. You will find out how to make everyday breads, light cakes and bakes and pastry, learning and baking along with...

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Carers annual survey feedback 2021

Carers annual survey feedback 2021

During February and March 2021, we asked carers in East Sussex to complete our annual survey. We asked you to share your opinions and experiences about your caring role, how Care for the Carers...

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Young carers look after their mum

Young carers look after their mum

Samuel, 9, and twins, Benjamin and Oliver, 5, live in Bexhill and care for their Mum, Nicki. In 2019, Nicki, was diagnosed with Non Epileptic Attack Disorder, which means she can experience over ten...

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Your views explored. Join the webinar

Your views explored. Join the webinar

This year, family and friend carers are being given the opportunity to have their say at various carer engagement initiatives across Sussex. Unpaid, family and friend carers across Sussex were...

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