Join our Carers Voices Conference in July

by | Jun 24, 2020 | Carer News

Our annual Carers Voices Conference is taking placing now and throughout July. The focus this year is `Healthy Caring, Healthy You.’

Giving carers the opportunity to have their say, at a time when many carers are even more hidden and isolated, the online conference includes an online market place, a range of keynote speakers, a live Q&A panel and a series of carer workshops covering a variety of topics.

The free conference is open to all unpaid carers in East Sussex, including parent carers and young carers. Head over to our conference page to watch the videos. Take a look at the carer workshops agenda below and register here.


Live online workshops via video conferencing:

TUESDAY 14th July


A whole new world? Experiences of caring during Coronavirus

Join Care for the Carers to share your experiences of caring during the coronavirus pandemic, both positive and negative.  Tell us what has worked well and what needs to change to enable healthy caring now and in the future. Facilitated by Care for the Carers.




Don’t forget me – young carers’ health & wellbeing

For young carers only, join East Sussex Young Carers to explore your health and wellbeing as a young carer, what helps and hinders you in your caring role, and where you can get support. Facilitated by East Sussex Young Carers.


THURSDAY 16th July


Can you hear me? Exploring ways for parent carers to be heard above the noise

For parent carers only, join Amaze to find out about the support for individual parent carers to be heard by services and decision-makers and hear how East Sussex Parent Carers Forum are building a broader parent voice in the county. Facilitated by Amaze and East Sussex Parent Carers Forum.


TUESDAY 21st July


Is it just me? An exploration of carers’ experiences of, and solutions to, loneliness and isolation

Join Care for the Carers to explore loneliness and isolation as a carer, and its impact on your health and wellbeing.  Share your experiences and hear from other carers about what has worked well to help them feel connected. Facilitated by Care for the Carers.


TUESDAY 28th July


Managing the maze – making Health & Social Care Systems work for carers

Influence Care for the Carers’ work to make East Sussex more carer-friendly, by sharing your experiences of navigating local Health & Social Care systems and how they impact on your wellbeing.  Join us to give your views on what works well and what changes are needed. Facilitated by Care for the Carers.




Digitally included? What carers need online

Take part in the East Sussex focus group to inform Care for the Carers’ partnership project to develop user-friendly online tools for carers across Sussex.  Join this workshop to tell us what you need as a carer online, what might stop you from using digital help, and what your priorities are for digital support to enable healthy caring. Facilitated by Care for the Carers.


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