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Displaying January 2017 News Stories
  • close New Support Group open to all Carers starting in Henfield in March
    Jan 31 2017
    New Support Group open to all Carers starting in Henfield in March
    Henfield Support Group

    A new Support Group open to all carers  is starting in Henfield in March.

    It will meet on the 1st Wednesday of the month, 10.30am to 12 noon

    at  the Evangelical Free Church Hall, High Street, Henfield BN5 9HP

    Please download flyer for details.

  • close Men's Group 2017 schedule
    Jan 30 2017
    Men's Group 2017 schedule
    Men

    Our men’s group meets monthly throughout the year.  It is a friendly social activity group that is open to all men in West Sussex caring for a family, friend or neighbour.  At present the group meets mainly in the coastal area, roughly within a 10 mile radius of Worthing.  Meetings begin at 11 unless otherwise indicated below and usually last for 1.5-2 hours.   If you can only make part of a meeting that is usually fine – we understand the nature of a caring role.

    The groups provide camaraderie and chance to meet others in an informal setting. If you would like to come along there is no need to contact us in advance.  So do please join us during 2017 if you can.  You can find out more at http://www.carerssupport.org.uk/mens-carers-support-group-worthing

  • close What Carers Support West Sussex means to Carers
    Jan 18 2017
    What Carers Support West Sussex means to Carers
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    Carers Support West Sussex has been asking some of our registered carers what the support we have offered has meant to them.

  • close Carers Support West Sussex Awarded Five Year Carers Services Contract
    Jan 16 2017
    Carers Support West Sussex Awarded Five Year Carers Services Contract
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    County-wide charity provider Carers Support West Sussex is delighted to have been awarded a major new contract by West Sussex County council to ensure local Carers are supported through delivery of Carer support services for the next five years following successful re-tendering.

    The news means the charity which now has  more than 17,000 family and friend Carers registered can continue offering Carers a comprehensive Information, Advice, Assessment and Support Service until at least April 2022.

    The award of the new contract will see Carers Support continue to operate its Carer Response Line six-days-a-week alongside local support groups and emotional wellbeing services such as Carer counselling and online support for an estimated 89,000 Carers living in West Sussex.

    Carers Support West Sussex Chief Executive Jennie Musgrove expressed delight at the news commenting:

    “The award of this new contract is fantastic news and testament to the exceptional hard work and professionalism of our wonderful staff, Trustees and volunteers over recent years. Also to West Sussex carers themselves - we have many carer stories to share.”

    “The increasing number of Carers in West Sussex poses a huge challenge to the county with more than one-in-ten people in West Sussex now caring for a friend or relative, increasingly for a needy child and parent. I am particularly mindful of the enormous challenge of ensuring older people are well cared for at home and the challenge of dementia care. We are determined to do everything we can over the next five years to support family and friend carers."

    Lesley Marginson, Carers Support West Sussex Chair of the Board of Trustees said:

    “More than 200 Carers are registering with us every month and so being able to continue doing the work we’ve been doing is great news. This 5 year contract gives us the opportunity to connect with more Carers who would benefit from our support. We want all carers to know support is there for them.”

    “We have dedicated and hard-working teams of marvellous people who constantly place Carers at the heart of everything they do and I am excited and confident that our charity can meet those challenges.”

  • close Support Group for Parents of Adult Children with Learning Difficulties or Autistic Spectrum Condition starting in Crawley
    Jan 11 2017
    Support Group for Parents of Adult Children with Learning Difficulties or Autistic Spectrum Condition starting in Crawley
    LD ASC Group Crawley Jan 2017

    Support Group for Parents of Adult Children with Learning Difficulties or Autistic Spectrum Condition is starting in Crawley. It will  meet on the last Wednesday of the month from 10.30am to 12 noon in the Bill Buck Room, Crawley Library, Southgate Avenue, Crawley RH10 6HG

    Please download flyer for details.