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It’s Mental Health Awareness Week

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week

It's Mental Health Awareness Week Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from Monday 13th to Sunday 19th May 2024. This year’s theme, as set by the Mental Health Foundation is “Movement: moving...

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Careline Spring edition is here!

Careline Spring edition is here!

The Spring edition of Careline is now available. Careline is the magazine for everyone who cares for a relative, friend or neighbour in East Sussex who couldn’t manage without your help Your...

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It’s Young Carers Action Day!

It’s Young Carers Action Day!

It's Young Carers Action Day and we are working to raise awareness of young carers across the county. There are around 15,000 young carers living across East Sussex who help look after a family...

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Do you want to try something new?

Do you want to try something new?

Have you thought about trying something new this year?  How about joining us as a volunteer?  We are looking for new volunteers to join our team to support carers in East Sussex. We have a choice of...

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Carers Voices in 2023

Carers Voices in 2023

2023 was another busy year meeting with and listening to carers across the county, with lots of opportunities for carers to have their say on the big issues affecting them. We met with carers at...

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Support for carers at Christmas

Support for carers at Christmas

Our offices will be closed from 4pm on Friday 22nd December until 10am on Tuesday 2nd January. Christmas can be a stressful and challenging time, especially when you are caring for someone. We’ve...

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It’s Carers Rights Day!

It’s Carers Rights Day!

It's Carers Rights Day! This is an important day that brings organisations and communities together, to help spread the world so that carers know their rights and find out how to get the support...

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Black History Month 2023

Black History Month 2023

October marks Black History Month in the UK. This year the Black History Month theme is 'Saluting our Sisters' and is dedicated to honouring the achievements of black women who are often the...

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World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day 2023 is an opportunity for people and communities to unite behind the theme ‘Mental health is a universal human right” to improve knowledge, raise awareness and drive actions...

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Getting to know Community Fridges

Getting to know Community Fridges

Helen is a local parent carer who co-founded the Old Town Community Fridge in Eastbourne with her colleague Sandra. We asked Helen to tell us more about how carers can access Community Fridges like...

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Your local Pharmacy can help you

Your local Pharmacy can help you

Guest article by Mark Donaghy, Kamsons Pharmacy Local pharmacies are a great source of help, support and advice for carers. If you need advice on prescribed medicines or on what over-the-counter...

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Carers Week 2023

Carers Week 2023

Carers Week, 5th - 11th June 2023 Recognising and Supporting Carers in the Community This Carers Week we are once again celebrating the amazing carers in East Sussex, thanking them for everything...

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Volunteers Week 1-7 June 2023

Volunteers Week 1-7 June 2023

Volunteers Week 1-7th June It’s National Volunteers Week! This annual celebration is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the contribution of all those who dedicate their time to volunteer....

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Annual Carers Survey 2023

Annual Carers Survey 2023

Please help improve services for carers in East Sussex by telling us what is important to you, your experience as a carer, what is needed and how you feel about what Care for the Carers does. We’d...

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Supporting young carers in Hastings

Supporting young carers in Hastings

We are very excited to be supporting young carers in Hastings with our new Young Carers campaign with Active Hastings! During the campaign we are encouraging local sports clubs and organisations to...

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Mindfulness and Springtime

Mindfulness and Springtime

A guest article by Angela Hesterbanks. Angela is an accredited Mindfulness & Meditation teacher. After her mindfulness workshops for carers in January and February, she joins us to talk about...

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Respite with Sussex Support Service

Respite with Sussex Support Service

Sussex Support Service CIC join us to celebrate their recent 10 year Anniversary and talk about the support they can provide to carers. Sussex Support Service provide respite in Uckfield for carers...

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International Women’s Day 2023

International Women’s Day 2023

A day to celebrate women from across the world, International Women's Day (IWD) was initiated in 1911. Since then it has been marked annually on March 8th, with this being an important moment in the...

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Taking care of yourself in 2023

Taking care of yourself in 2023

In September 2022 we held our Cost of Living focus groups to see the areas where carers are struggling. As we spoke with carers at these groups, they shared some of their top tips with us to help...

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Carers Voices Annual Report 2022

Carers Voices Annual Report 2022

Carers’ voices often go unheard. We frequently hear from carers that their views are being ignored or not valued, and that as a result, services and support systems are designed without their needs...

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Winter Wellness Tools

Winter Wellness Tools

Molly and Lucy from Coastal Wellbeing share how they are using Winter Wellness Tools to stay well this winter. The winter months can be tough at the best of times. This year we are faced with the...

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Stay warm and well this winter

Stay warm and well this winter

The temperatures are on the rise, but it is still important people stay warm and well this winter. If you look after a relative, friend or neighbour, we would like to encourage you to focus on your...

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Support for carers this Christmas

Support for carers this Christmas

Our offices will be closed from 3pm on Friday 23rd December until 9am on Tuesday 3rd January. Christmas can be a stressful and challenging time, especially when you are caring for someone. We’ve...

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Carers Rights Day 2022: Caring Costs

Carers Rights Day 2022: Caring Costs

What is Carers Rights Day? Carers Rights Day is on Thursday 24th November 2022. Carers Rights Day is a national campaign that brings organisations together to help unpaid carers know their rights...

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World Mental Health Day 2022

World Mental Health Day 2022

James Baker, Senior Team Leader for Mental Health at Care for the Carers As you may or may not know, Monday the 10th of October is World Mental Health Day. The objective of World Mental Health Day...

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Her Majesty the Queen

Her Majesty the Queen

We are deeply saddened by the news of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II’s death. Before she became Queen, she said: ‘I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short shall be...

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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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