Carer News Articles

Help at Christmas for Carers

Help at Christmas for Carers

It's the countdown to Christmas! Christmas can be a stressful and challenging time for carers, who may be juggling many things and seeing to others. Remember to take time out for yourself to enjoy...

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Supporting Carers Rights Day 2019

Supporting Carers Rights Day 2019

Carers Rights Day took place on Thursday 21st November 2019. A national campaign, it brings organisations together to help carers in their local community know their rights and find out how to get...

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Carers’ support boosted by new contract

Carers’ support boosted by new contract

New services for unpaid carers across East Sussex Carers across East Sussex can find all the support, advice and information they need in one place thanks to a new agreement. Care for the Carers has...

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Calling all budding photographers!

Calling all budding photographers!

We’re launching a photography initiative, Photographer in Residence, and inviting carers to take part in this exciting project. You will be able to explore your caring role and share your...

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Teen Talk counselling service launched

Teen Talk counselling service launched

We're delighted to announce the launch of our new Teen Talk Young Carers Counselling Service The service, which offers 12-18 year-old young carers in Hastings and Rother up to 12 free counselling...

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Annual General Meeting 26 September 2019

Care for the Carers Annual General Meeting is coming up! On behalf of the Board of Trustees, we are delighted to invite you to our AGM. When:Thursday 26September 2019, from 11.00 am until 1.00 pm...

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Jennifer’s Pedal to Paris

Jennifer’s Pedal to Paris

Sadly, due to the Coronavirus situation and Government advice, all of our events are postponed and we are no longer able to take bookings. Thank you for your understanding. You can read more about...

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Carers Week

Carers Week

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...

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Celebrate Carers Week with an 80s party!

Celebrate Carers Week with an 80s party!

For Carers Week 2019 we're asking people to celebrate our 30th Anniversary by holding 80s parties - the decade Care for the Carers was born! Watch Carole Gregory, our Development Officer, explain...

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Young Adult Carers enjoy Time To Shine

Young Adult Carers enjoy Time To Shine

28 April 2019 The Time to Shine Project is very excited to be working with Young Adult Carers in collaboration with Care for the Carers with a brand new music project starting in May. Micky Grant...

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Carers annual survey results

Carers annual survey results

11 March 2019 Towards the end of 2018, 113 of you completed our annual Carers survey. As promised, here we reveal the findings. We asked you to share your opinions and experiences about your caring...

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Rye Carers Information and Advice Group

Rye Carers Information and Advice Group

* Updated venue information: February 2019 * Join other carers in the Rye, East Sussex area to find out information and get support in your caring role. The Rye Carers Information and Advice Group:...

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Apply for your free break away for carers

Apply for your free break away for carers

If you are or have recently been looking after a loved one with a life limiting condition, After Umbrage is offering carers a short break free of charge at its tranquil cottage near Bath. This is a...

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Celebrate 30 years of Care for the Carers

Celebrate 30 years of Care for the Carers

In 2019, Care for the Carers celebrated its 30th year and ran a variety of exciting events to celebrate carers and raise funds of the charity. Formed in 1989, we support and represent unpaid carers...

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Where to get support over Christmas

Where to get support over Christmas

Care for the Carers Gateway support service will be closed between Christmas Eve from 4pm and Wednesday 2nd January at 9am. During this break there are national and local organisations you can call....

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How you can help carers when you shop

How you can help carers when you shop

29 October 2018 What if you could make a difference to carers effortlessly, at no cost to you, when you do your online shopping? Now you can. Please support us. Just visit Amazon Smile. When you're...

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Carer-friendly GP practice checklist

Carer-friendly GP practice checklist

Carole Gregory, Development Officer at Care for the Carers, delivers Carer Awareness Training as part of her role. Here, she outlines some key activities that medical practices could introduce to...

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How GP surgeries can help unpaid carers

How GP surgeries can help unpaid carers

We all need to visit a GP at some point, whether it is as a carer for someone you care about, or for your own wellbeing. Read here about some examples of local medical practices that have been...

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Free cinema trip for carers in Seaford

Free cinema trip for carers in Seaford

Carers! You're invited to see the star-studded Brit flick Finding Your Feet at Seaford cinema on Friday 21 September for free. Screening in conjunction with Seaford Senior Forum,wehave25 free...

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East Sussex County Council budget cuts

East Sussex County Council budget cuts

3 July 2018 Care for the Carers' CEO, Jennifer Twist, responds to the confirmation of reduced funding across East Sussex for unpaid carers for 2018-2019: Having campaigned against cuts to East...

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Carers Action Plan – our thoughts

Carers Action Plan – our thoughts

Update - November 2018: On 15 November, the Minister for Care, Caroline Dinenage MP, announced that the Carers Innovation Fund has been increased from £500,000 to £5 million. This national fund,...

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Speak out about carers funding cuts

Speak out about carers funding cuts

Update 28 June 2018 Unfortunately, East Sussex County Council has now confirmed its decision to make £422,000 of cuts to carers services, after its cabinet meeting on Tuesday this week. We will...

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