Have a break
Carers activities and events
We run a programme of fun activities to give you a break from your caring role and the opportunity to socialise with other carers. Previous activities have included go-karting, wellbeing and pamper days, a comedy night, paint-balling, afternoon teas, a ride on the Bluebell railway, and a cookery course. 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. Through the year we try to arrange activities across the county.
For details of our forthcoming activities take a look at our What’s On section. To find out about future activities for young adult carers, please contact our Carers Hub by calling 01323 738390, emailing email@example.com, or texting 07860 077300. Activities organised are varied depending on what carers tell us they would like to do and what we are successful in securing funding for.
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 .