Have a break
Carers activities and events
We run a programme of enjoyable activities to give you a break from your caring role and the opportunity to socialise with other carers. We also offer a range of carers groups across East Sussex and online, and activities and clubs for young carers and young adult carers.
Previous activities include go-karting, wellbeing and pamper days, a comedy night, paint-balling, afternoon teas, a ride on the Bluebell railway, and cookery and baking courses. For details of upcoming carers activities take a look at our What’s On calendar. Until March 2022, we may be able to cover the cost of respite care when you attend activities. Please contact us to discuss.
To find out about future activities for young carers and young adult carers, please contact our Carers Hub by calling 01323 738390, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or texting 07860 077300.
Through the year we try to arrange activities across the county and activities organised are varied depending on what carers tell us they would like to do and what we are successful in securing funding for. Our activities are usually very popular, so we prioritise those carers who have not attended one of our activities before. Sometimes we have to restrict activities to carers from a particular area, as a result of funding restrictions.
There are a range of respite options available to carers in East Sussex, as follows:
- Set up the Flexi-Tele Check service to get short-term remote support (more information here).
- Emergency respite through Carers Respite Emergency Support Scheme (CRESS). More details .
- Association of Carers run a Befriending with Respite service
- British Red Cross run a Support at Home service
To discuss any of these respite options, or if you would like us to help you to access any of the services listed, contact our Carers Hub.
The Healthcare Appointment Respite Grant is available to pay for respite services to enable carers to attend their own healthcare appointments, for carers who have no care provision in place or pay for care themselves.. For more information, visit our .