About us Why we exist Vision, mission and values Our Vision We will work with carers until all East Sussex carers have recognition, choices, influence and access to quality support and services that they need and want. Our Mission We represent East Sussex carers, enable their voices to be heard and provide services in response to what they need and want. Our Values We believe that: Carers should be recognised and valued for the important role they carry out. Carers have a right to a choice, including the choice not to act in a caring role. Carers have a right to a good quality of life and a life outside and beyond caring. The pressures carers are under should be acknowledged and addressed. Carers should be empowered and involved to influence decisions that affect their lives. Carers should be able to access services appropriate to their needs without facing discrimination or prejudice. In carrying out its role, Care for the Carers will follow principles of good governance, management, service provision and employment. Our volunteers and staff should be valued, supported, and given opportunities for development.