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  • close Carers Rights Day Friday 24 November
    Nov 06 2017
    Carers Rights Day Friday 24 November
    Carers Rights Day

    Friday 24 November  is  Carers Rights Day. We are having Information Stands at a variety of venues across West Sussex - please see programme for details

     

  • 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 Information Afternoon for Carers in South Harting area
    Oct 12 2017
    Information Afternoon for Carers in South Harting area
    cake

    If you are a carer living in the South Harting area come join us ofr our Information Afternoon on Monday 20 November. Tea and cake provided. Please see flyer for details.


  • 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. 

  • close Individual Support Sessions available at the Haven in Henfield
    Mar 08 2017
    Individual Support Sessions available at the Haven in Henfield
    CSWS pens and cards

     If you would like information and support on an individual basis we are now offering 1:1 appointments at The Haven, Hewitts, Henfield BN5 9DT.

    Please call us on 0300 028 8888 to book your appointment.

    • 2nd and 4thTuesday of the month 10am to 1pm - for all carers
    • 3rdWednesday of the month 10am to 1pm - for dementia carers

     Please see flyer for details.