The Autumn/Winter Newsletter is out now.

Hello from our New Chief Executive, Sonia Mangan

As the nights draw in, moods can change with some enjoying the comfort and cosiness of Autumn and Winter months, whilst others find this time of year difficult and often very isolating.

My first message to you as the new Chief Executive for Carers Support West Sussex is; do not be alone as the year draws to an end. Get involved with our great Charity as there are so many ways we support people who are caring for others.

We know that being a carer can have a huge effect on us, our lives and our plans: nearly 50% of carers provide more than 90 hours of unpaid support every week. If you are a carer please keep in contact with us, we invite you to join one of our 55 local carer groups or come along to an event.

We know that there are many carers not receiving any support. Based on evidence on the growth in unpaid carers it suggests there are now over 94,000 carers in West Sussex. If you know of someone (else) who is caring – talk to them about the support that we offer, sometimes the best way of raising awareness is hearing it from a friend or neighbour.

We know that many carers in West Sussex don’t know about the help available. When you have read this newsletter send it on to someone else who may need our help or support us in some way by becoming a volunteer or even raising money for us.

I have heard from many carers in my first three months and a common theme prevails; as a result of getting involved with Carers Support, I no longer feel alone.

Thank you.

Our new look newsletter is packed full of information and articles, including

  • A welcome from our new Chief Executive Sonia Mangan.

  • The ‘Voice of the Volunteer’

  • Details of our Volunteer Away Day and how you can get involved in volunteering with Carers Support West Sussex.

  • Information about Carers Rights Day on the 21st November.

  • Download your copy here