Making carers count
Care for the Carers is partnering with Carers Trust, Carers Support West Sussex, and The Carers Centre for Brighton and Hove in the ‘Making Carers Count’ programme.
The programme aims to provide support for ethnic minority communities across Sussex that are less heard and may be hidden.
As the Sussex Carers Partnership, we understand how crucial it is to work together and involve unpaid family and friend carers, in the design and delivery of local carers’ support services.
We are therefore pleased to announce that as part of The Sussex Carers Partnership, which includes Care for the Carers, Carers Support West Sussex and The Carers Centre for Brighton and Hove, we have secured funding from Carers Trust to help develop services that will address the barriers, challenges and needs experienced by under-represented carers from ethnic minority communities across Sussex.
Over the next two and half years, from 2021 to 2024, we will be utilising carers’ experiences to support ethnic minority carers to access essential services, expand and develop new specialist services and work with health and social care providers to remove barriers that may stand in the way of supporting carers.
Through the ‘Making Carers Count’ programme we will deliver:
• Improved and better access to information, advice and services, including translated resources, that will help carers manage their caring role and situation
• Increased carer identification through the delivery of Carer Awareness training for local health and social care workers designed and delivered by carers
• Delivery of specialist training for carers to help support and maintain their physical health and wellbeing and help to build their resilience
• Culturally specific and/or language matched counselling support
We have set up a Sussex Carers Reference Group to support this programme and involve carers. We welcome and look forward to meeting carers within the community who are interested in joining and participating as part of this group.
To join, or to just find out more, please contact your local carers’ support Carer Voice Network contact on the details below.
If you have any general questions about the ‘Making Carers Count’ project, please get in touch with the lead organisation: Carers Support West Sussex on 0300 028 8888 or email email@example.com with subject line ‘Making Carers Count’.
About Making Carers Count
Making Carers Count is led by Carers Trust and delivered in partnership with its network of local carer organisation partners and Carers UK until March 2024. Making Carers Count is funded by the Covid-19 Support Fund.