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  • close Why not join us for a walk?
    May 19 2017
    Why not join us for a walk?
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    Why not join us for a Walk? We have regular walks in Tilgate and Southwater Parks and at different venues in the coastal area of the county.

    Please download flyers for details.


  • close Carers Support West Sussex highlights impact of dementia on Family and Friend Carers during Dementia Awareness Week
    May 15 2017
    Carers Support West Sussex highlights impact of dementia on Family and Friend Carers during Dementia Awareness Week
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    During Dementia Awareness Week (15th – 22nd May), Carers Support West Sussex is highlighting the huge impact dementia has on those caring for someone with dementia.

     

     

    More than 3800 Carers registered with the West Sussex charity care for someone with dementia, including Alzheimer’s.  That’s more than 1 in 5 of the total number of its registered Carers*.

    To coincide with Dementia Awareness Week, Carers Support has spoken with one of those Carers about the challenges, emotions and feelings Carers face every day.   The interview with Lonè Sarosi, from Ifield in Crawley, who cares for her husband George, can be found here:

     

     

    On hearing the diagnosis more than two years ago, Lonè said:

    “Having had to give up a job that I had loved for many years, I just think, ‘why us?  Why me?’”

    Lonè continued:

    “Just before Christmas I suddenly felt very very lonely because I felt I had to do it all.  He didn’t have any interest in children’s birthdays, Christmas presents and we do quite an extensive Christmas.  I thought ‘I can’t do all of this’ and I suppose this is where I had the information about Carers Support. The time has come to share some of this build up because now I had done it for over two years.”

    Jane Renshaw, Carers Support West Sussex Dementia Team Lead said:

    “Caring for someone with dementia can be a very stressful and emotional time.  Carers experience a range of feelings and can struggle to deal with the day-to-day challenges, including financial, legal and medical difficulties, and of course, very often their own health suffers greatly.”

    Jane continued:

    “We offer a range of different services, including support groups, a Carer Response Line and wellbeing support that can support Carers through one of the most challenging times of their lives.”

    Lonè started coming to Carers Support West Sussex support groups earlier this year and said:

    “That learning that I did for the first couple of years, it was hard learning because and sometimes I felt as isolated as he was because I wanted to do it myself because I’ve always been that way inclined and I suppose that’s what happened when I said ‘I will now go to the meetings’ and I will be involved so I can learn and share with others share some of my experiences but also that I can learn from them”.

    Carers Support West Sussex are also supporting a number of events during Dementia Awareness Week, including a Horsham Carers Cream Tea organised by the Alzheimer’s Society , a Dementia Alliance event in Burgess Hill, a Becoming a Dementia Friend event in Midhurst and other similar events in Chichester, Bognor, Lancing and Warnham.

    Carers Support West Sussex also hosts a number of Dementia Carer Support Groups throughout the year in Crawley, Worthing, Pulborough, Lancing and Southbourne.

    More than 3800 Carers registered with the West Sussex charity care for someone with dementia, including Alzheimer’s.  That’s more than 1 in 5 of the total number of its registered Carers*.

     

    To coincide with Dementia Awareness Week, Carers Support has spoken with one of those Carers about the challenges, emotions and feelings Carers face every day.   The interview with Lonè Sarosi, from Ifield in Crawley, who cares for her husband George, can be found here: https://soundcloud.com/user-429013647/dementia-awareness-week-lone

     

    On hearing the diagnosis more than two years ago, Lonè said:

    “Having had to give up a job that I had loved for many years, I just think, ‘why us?  Why me?’”

     

    Lonè continued:

    “Just before Christmas I suddenly felt very very lonely because I felt I had to do it all.  He didn’t have any interest in children’s birthdays, Christmas presents and we do quite an extensive Christmas.  I thought ‘I can’t do all of this’ and I suppose this is where I had the information about Carers Support. The time has come to share some of this build up because now I had done it for over two years.”

     

    Jane Renshaw, Carers Support West Sussex Dementia Team Lead said:

    “Caring for someone with dementia can be a very stressful and emotional time.  Carers experience a range of feelings and can struggle to deal with the day-to-day challenges, including financial, legal and medical difficulties, and of course, very often their own health suffers greatly.”

     

    Jane continued:

    “We offer a range of different services, including support groups, a Carer Response Line and wellbeing support that can support Carers through one of the most challenging times of their lives.”

     

    Lonè started coming to Carers Support West Sussex support groups earlier this year and said:

    “That learning that I did for the first couple of years, it was hard learning because and sometimes I felt as isolated as he was because I wanted to do it myself because I’ve always been that way inclined and I suppose that’s what happened when I said ‘I will now go to the meetings’ and I will be involved so I can learn and share with others share some of my experiences but also that I can learn from them”.

     

    Carers Support West Sussex are also supporting a number of events during Dementia Awareness Week, including a Horsham Carers Cream Tea organised by the Alzheimer’s Society , a Dementia Alliance event in Burgess Hill, a Becoming a Dementia Friend event in Midhurst and other similar events in Chichester, Bognor, Lancing and Warnham.

     

    Carers Support West Sussex also hosts a number of Dementia Carer Support Groups throughout the year in Crawley, Worthing, Pulborough, Lancing and Southbourne.

    More than 3800 Carers registered with the West Sussex charity care for someone with dementia, including Alzheimer’s.  That’s more than 1 in 5 of the total number of its registered Carers*.

     

    To coincide with Dementia Awareness Week, Carers Support has spoken with one of those Carers about the challenges, emotions and feelings Carers face every day.   The interview with Lonè Sarosi, from Ifield in Crawley, who cares for her husband George, can be found here: https://soundcloud.com/user-429013647/dementia-awareness-week-lone

     

    On hearing the diagnosis more than two years ago, Lonè said:

    “Having had to give up a job that I had loved for many years, I just think, ‘why us?  Why me?’”

     

    Lonè continued:

    “Just before Christmas I suddenly felt very very lonely because I felt I had to do it all.  He didn’t have any interest in children’s birthdays, Christmas presents and we do quite an extensive Christmas.  I thought ‘I can’t do all of this’ and I suppose this is where I had the information about Carers Support. The time has come to share some of this build up because now I had done it for over two years.”

     

    Jane Renshaw, Carers Support West Sussex Dementia Team Lead said:

    “Caring for someone with dementia can be a very stressful and emotional time.  Carers experience a range of feelings and can struggle to deal with the day-to-day challenges, including financial, legal and medical difficulties, and of course, very often their own health suffers greatly.”

     

    Jane continued:

    “We offer a range of different services, including support groups, a Carer Response Line and wellbeing support that can support Carers through one of the most challenging times of their lives.”

     

    Lonè started coming to Carers Support West Sussex support groups earlier this year and said:

    “That learning that I did for the first couple of years, it was hard learning because and sometimes I felt as isolated as he was because I wanted to do it myself because I’ve always been that way inclined and I suppose that’s what happened when I said ‘I will now go to the meetings’ and I will be involved so I can learn and share with others share some of my experiences but also that I can learn from them”.

     

    Carers Support West Sussex are also supporting a number of events during Dementia Awareness Week, including a Horsham Carers Cream Tea organised by the Alzheimer’s Society , a Dementia Alliance event in Burgess Hill, a Becoming a Dementia Friend event in Midhurst and other similar events in Chichester, Bognor, Lancing and Warnham.

     

    Carers Support West Sussex also hosts a number of Dementia Carer Support Groups throughout the year in Crawley, Worthing, Pulborough, Lancing and Southbourne.

  • close Our Summer newsletter is out now
    May 09 2017
    Our Summer newsletter is out now
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    Take a look at our Summer newsletter...