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  • close Change of venue for our Henfield Carers Support Group
    Dec 07 2017
    Change of venue for our Henfield Carers Support Group
    Henfield Carers Group

    As from January 2018  the Henfield Carers Support Group will meet at Maidment Court, Wantley Hill, Henfield BN5 9LG.

    The Group will still meet on the first Wednesday of the month from 10.30am to 12 noon.

  • close Changes to December Mental Health Support Group Meetings
    Dec 05 2017
    Changes to December Mental Health Support Group Meetings
    Carers Support Bird Only Logo

    The following changeswill be made to December Mental Health Support Group Meetings

    • Horsham Mental Health Group is changing from 28thDecember to Thursday 21stthe venue is also changing to the Black Jug 31 North St, Horsham RH12 1RJ 7pm - 8.30pm
    • The Crawley Mental Health Group on the 20thDecember has a change of venue to Toby Carvery Langley Green Vancouver Drive, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 7UR 7pm - 8.30pm
    • Haywards Heath Mental Health Group due to be on the 12thDecember has been cancelled
    • Haywards Heath Eating Disorders group due to be on the 26thDecember has been cancelled
    • The Littlehampton Mental Health Group will meet on December 21stinstead of December 28th
  • close Home Library Direct Service
    Nov 21 2017
    Home Library Direct Service
    WSCC Home Library Direct

    Do you know someone who loves reading but cannot go to the library due to age, illness, disability, or caring responsibilities?

     

    West Sussex Home Library Direct volunteers deliver books, large, print books and audiobooks to people in their home.

     

    If you know someone who would like this service, please ask in the library for further details and an application form or complete the online form at www.westsussex.gov.uk/HLD

  • close Our Autumn/Winter 2017 newsletter is out now
    Nov 06 2017
    Our Autumn/Winter 2017 newsletter is out now
    Rose and berries

    The new issue of Carers Voice is out now


  • close New Support Group in Tangmere for Carers looking after someone living with dementia
    Oct 04 2017
    New Support Group in Tangmere for Carers looking after someone living with dementia
    Tangmere Dementia Support Group

     

    Come along to our friendly Carers Group for support, information and to meet other carers

    2nd Wednesday of the month 10.30 to 12 noon

    Dementia Support 
    Salisbury House City Fields Way
    Tangmere Chichester PO20 2FP

  • close New Support Group for Carers of Adults with Learning Disabilities or Autistic Spectrum Condition in East Grinstead
    Sep 21 2017
    New Support Group for Carers of Adults with Learning Disabilities or Autistic Spectrum Condition in East Grinstead
    LD

    A new group for Carers of Adults with Learning Difficulties or Autistic Spectrum Condition starts in October in East Grinstead - please download flyer for details.

  • close New dates for our regular walking groups
    Jul 12 2017
    New dates for our regular walking groups
    Trees

    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 Week - Video Diary
    Jun 12 2017
    Carers Week - Video Diary
    Sue and Pete

    For Carers Week, we asked Sue to record a video diary about caring for her husband Pete, who has MS.  We'll be posting her updates all this week.

  • 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
    Carers Support Bird Only Logo

     

    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 Voucher for Free Relaxation Therapy Taster Session
    Mar 30 2017
    Voucher for Free Relaxation Therapy Taster Session
    Stones

    We have 24 partner Relaxation Therapists across West Sussex offering free taster sessions for carers registered with us. Call us on 0300 028 8888 to request a voucher and a list of therapists.

    If you have a voucher numbered up to and including 2000, please can we that you use it within the next 6 months. 

    We hope you enjoy your chosen therapy, it may be just what you need.