News

Displaying 2015 News Stories
  • close Carers Support West Sussex is now carrying out carers’ assessments on behalf of the local authority
    Nov 30 2015
    Carers Support West Sussex is now carrying out carers’ assessments on behalf of the local authority

    Carers Support West Sussex is now carrying out carers’ assessments on behalf of the local authority. This is not an assessment of how well someone is caring.  It is about how a caring role is affecting someone’s life. 

    An assessment can help a carer to consider the needs they have and may enable them to feel recognised and supported as a carer. An assessment can lead a carer to find ways of better managing their stress or physical health, improve their financial situation and enjoy activities outside of caring.  It can also help to come up with an action plan if anything goes wrong or if additional help is ever needed.

    Assessments can be requested by calling 0300 028 8888 or info@carerssupport.org.uk. Carers can alternatively complete a self-assessment online using the link below. Carers can also complete and post the form from the website. Self-assessments can help people think about their situation and the information will be used during the full assessment.

     https://www.connecttosupport.org/s4s/WhereILive/Council?pageId=1881

  • close Valuing Carers 2015
    Nov 12 2015
    Valuing Carers 2015
    Valuing Carers 1

    Carers UK have launched a research report looking at the value unpaid carers provide the UK economy.  The report shows the economic value of the contribution made by family and friends carers in the UK.

    The value has doubled since 2001 and shows the contribution made by the UK carers saves the public purse enormous sums every week, day and hour of the year:

    • £2.5 billion per week

    • £362 million per day

    • £15.1 million per hour

    You can download the full report below.


  • close New Families and Friends Network monthly drop-in at the Hub, Broadfield
    Nov 03 2015
    New Families and Friends Network monthly drop-in at the Hub, Broadfield

    Please download flyer for details