Care for the Carers works with partner organisations across the county to provide services and support to unpaid carers in East Sussex.

The Alzheimer's Society

The Alzheimer's Society's East Sussex Carers Information and Support Programme (CrISP) aims to improve the skills and understanding of those caring for a person with dementia, by providing support and up-to-date, relevant information. The programme provides opportunities for people to support and learn from each other in a group led by trained staff and volunteers. 

Telephone: 01424 773687  

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.alzheimers.org.uk

Association of Carers

The Association of Carers supports unpaid Carers in East Sussex to continue in their caring role by providing free, high quality, and volunteer-led services that encourage independence and reduce isolation. 

Telephone: 01424 773687  

Email: [email protected] 

Website: www.alzheimers.org.uk

British Red Cross 

The British Red Cross provides short-term and crisis intervention. The charity promotes carers’ health and wellbeing by offering companionship, conversation and practical support and enabling carers to take a short break by providing respite care. Trained volunteers can also support carers to attend social groups, training or seek employment through networking.

Telephone: 01435 866270

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.redcross.org.uk

Coastal Wellbeing 

Coastal Wellbeing supports and encourages people to create positive change in their lives through Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP). WRAP provides people with a framework to explore what they can do to maintain their wellbeing. WRAP uses action planning for the times when life gets challenging, providing options and choices to help maintain wellbeing, including crisis planning.

Telephone: 07507 734370 (Molly) or 07598 323254 (Lucy)

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Website: www.coastalwellbeing.co.uk

East Sussex County Council  Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service (STAR)

As well as providing treatment and recovery services for people with drug or alcohol problems, STAR offers advice, information , counselling and support groups for anyone affected by someone else's drug or alcohol use. The service operates from areas across the county including Hastings, Eastbourne and Uckfield. 

Telephone: 0300 30 38 160 (Freephone)

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.changegrowlive.org 

East Sussex Family and Carers' Team (ESFACT)

The East Sussex Family and Carers' Team support people who are affected by someone else's substance misuse and mental health problems.  

The ESFACT team offers advice and signposting, drop-ins, support groups, one-to-one sessions, workshops and training to carers. 

Telephone: Emma 07920 786352/Tara 07795 953951  

Email: [email protected]/ to'[email protected]

Website: www.cranstoun.org/our-services/families-carers/

East Sussex County Council - Health and Social Care Connect

East Sussex County Council Adult Social Care provides support and information to unpaid carers.

Telephone: 0345 60 80191

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.eastsussex.gove.uk/socialcare

East Sussex Mental Health Directory of Community Support 

See at a glance a range of information provided by East Sussex County Council categorised into different mental health support needs including crisis information, Carer support services, Drug and alcohol services, Armed forces services and an overview of mental health support in East Sussex.

Website: www.eastsussex.gov.uk/socialcare/healthadvice/mental-health/directory/help/

East Sussex Parent and Carers' Council

Espacc represents parents and carers of children or young adults up to 25 years and who have a broad range of additional needs. ESPaCC is one of 151 Parent Forums across the UK, which works in co-production with Education, Health and Social Care professional colleagues in the local area. You may find ESPaCC's 'Preparing for Adulthood' information on its website of particular interest.

Telephone: 07432 067242

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.eastsussexpacc.org

East Sussex Young Carers/IMAGO

East Sussex Young Carers supports Young Carers aged five to eighteen who are responsible for caring for a family member with a long term illness or disability, prioritising Young Carers caring for a parent with a mental health or drug and alcohol issue.

Telephone: 0300 777 2011 

Email: [email protected] 

Website: www.eastsussexyoungcarers.org.uk

Headway Hurstwood Park 

Headway enhances the health and wellbeing of carers of people with Acquired Brain Injury. This project provides a range of services for carers of people with an acquired brain injury, including peer support and the opportunity and encouragement to invest in their own health and wellbeing.

Telephone: 01825 724323

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.headway-hp.org.uk


Improving Carers’ Experience Project (I.C.E) 

The Improving Carers’ Experience Project (I.C.E) aims to produce good quality information for carers of people who have mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, psychotic conditions and bi-polar disorder. The project offers carers an information booklet, courses and a website containing relevant and useful information. I.C.E also offers training to local staff on carers' needs and how to work with and support them.

Telephone: 01273 617100

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Website: www.iceproject.co.uk

The Motor Neurone Disease Association 

The Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) Carers Support Project is specifically designed to provide care, support and respite care to carers who are working day and night to support care and help those living with MND. They are never “off duty” and this project will help to relieve, albeit for a small amount of time, them from their daily tasks at home. 

Website: www.mndassociation.org