Join For Caring Out Loud! The Carers Voices Conference Week 2022

We are pleased to announce that our Carers Voices Conference will take place during the week of Monday 14th to 18th March 2022. It promises to be an inspiring series of live and online events that gives carers living in East Sussex a platform to voice ideas and share common experiences. We are excited to announce that the conference will open with an in person event.

Conference Week Programme

The week starts with the in person event at the Uckfield Civic Centre, followed by a number of online workshops throughout the week, including sessions on respite, dementia, and health and social care. Take a look and book you place using the buttons.


14th March 2022

10am – 3pm

“For Caring Out Loud” In-person Event

Offering Advice Lounge, local and national speakers, including Emily Holzhausen OBE, the Director of Policy and Public Affairs at Carers UK, one of the country’s foremost experts on carers’ issues, question and answer session, time to meet other carers and share lunch.

See the agenda and register your place here.


15th March 2022

11am – 12.30pm

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, particularly as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Facilitated by Jennifer Twist, CEO, Care for the Carers 


16th March 2022

11am – 12pm

“It’s All About You” with DISC Dementia Support

DISC Dementia Support will guide you through what support they offer, how to access it and open the floor for discussion about the challenges that carers face when their loved one has dementia. We will discuss coming out of pandemic and what may have worked well for carers during that time. Please be prepared to voice your thoughts! I

Facilitated by DISC Directors – Louise Stears-Smith and Emma Jones 


16th March 2022

1.30pm – 3pm

“Invite to Respite”

Meet with Care for the Carers, Crossroads, Association of Carers and Good Company People, four local organisations offering advice, support and inspirational ways of providing respite for you as a carer. The session will offer plenty of time to talk about accessing their services and discuss the challenges for carers in doing so.



17th March 2022

10.30am – 11.30am

“The benefits and pitfalls of Respite Care” workshop facilitated with partners from Barchester

Facilitated with partners from Barchester


17th March 2022

12pm – 12.34pm

Breathe Your Way to Wellness with Bo-Tau

Dr David Lewes is one of the UK’s leading clinical psychologists in treating stress, anxiety and phobias.  His extensive knowledge and experience has led him to develop Bo-Tau, a breathing mechanism that helps alleviate stress and anxiety, enhance health, relax the body and boost energy levels.  It’s unique combination of tried and tested Eastern Yogic techniques and modern neuroscientific discoveries can be used any time you need an oasis of calm.



17th March 2022

2pm – 3pm

“First steps for carers in the dementia journey”

At this taster session, people who are new to Alzheimer’s Society services can find out more about it, sample ‘Introduction to the Dementia Journey’ course for carers and share ideas about best ways for carers to learn about dementia and be supported.

Facilitated by Sam Smith from Alzheimer’s Society


18th March 2022

3pm – 4.30pm

Live Q&A panel and reflections from the week

With Chair of Care for the Carers and Chair of the Conference, Dr. Neil Churchill OBE, Jennifer Twist, CEO, Care for the Carers, NHS and national carers charity leaders.