Factsheets and Online Resources

Care for the Carers' partner agencies have produced a range of factsheets and online material on subjects including Lasting Power of Attorney and what's involved in having a Carer's Assessment. 

Age UK

Advice for Carers

This guide looks at what benefits you can claim, how to arrange flexible working hours, and how to organise respite care, as well as considering the impacts of caring on your health and social life.

Lasting Power of Attorney

This fact sheet gives you information about how you can arrange for other people to make decisions about your health, care and finances if you think you may lose the mental capacity to do this in future.

Carers UK

Attendance Allowance

If you are looking after someone who has a disability or illness and is aged 65 or over, they may be entitled to Attendance Allowance. Please download this fact sheet for more information about Attendance Allowance and how to apply.

Carer's Assessment

This fact sheet looks at what's involved in a Carer's Assessment and to get one. See our information about how to have a Carer's Assessment in East Sussex.

Carers Allowance

Carer's Allowance is the main benefit for carers. If you are looking after someone for 35 hours a week or more, you may be eligible.

Being admitted to and coming out of hospital

The Guidelines for the practice of involving carers and carers admission [PDF] aim to help hospital staff to understand their role in involving carers with care and discharge planning for the people they care for. They also set out the steps staff should take when carers are admitted to hospital.

This Coming out of hospital factsheet [PDF] from Carers UK gives you information about your rights as a carer during the hospital discharge procedure, the steps that should be followed before the person you care for is discharged, and what you can do if things go wrong.

(Did you know that with a free East Sussex Carers Card you can get parking at Eastbourne DGH and Hastings Conquest Hospitals for just £1.70? Apply for your card now.)

Taking a Break

Download this fact sheet for information about different types of breaks that are available, how to get alternative care, and how to plan and fund your break. It also includes a list of organisations that provide breaks or can help you organise a break.

Find out about Respite Grants in East Sussex.

East Sussex County Council

Do you Look After Someone?

This online resource tells you about support that could make your life a bit easier if you look after someone who lives in East Sussex. As well as looking at what Adult Social Care offers, this booklet also gives details of other organisations funded by East Sussex County Council that provide support, information and advice.

Working carers

This article about working carers and their rights originally appeared in the Autumn/Winter 2017 edition of CareLine, and contains information about working carers and their rights. 

You might also be interested in attending our evening carers group, which started in mid 2018, and takes place in Eastbourne on the last Tuesday of every month.

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation 

Family and Friend Carer - A Guide to Support and Confidentiality