A Carer Friendly Community is a place where carers feel supported to look after their family or friends, and are recognised as individuals with needs of their own. An example of this is a GP practice offering appointment times that fit around someone’s caring responsibilities, or an employer that supports flexible working hours. 

A Carer Friendly Community means that people are aware of the reality of being an unpaid carer and the issues carers face.

As part of out Building a Carer Friendly Community initiative, we want to ensure that unpaid carers in East Sussex are recognised for the contribution they make to their families and communities and feel supported, so that their lives are a little easier.

No one should be left to care alone, which is why we are calling on local communities to support our initiative - together we can make East Sussex a Carer Friendly county.  Find out here how you can help build a help build a carer friendly community.