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Carers Week


Carers Week 6th – 12th June

Unpaid carers continue to face challenges because of the pandemic. Many are taking on more caring responsibilities for their relatives and friends who are disabled, of ill health or elderly and are in need of support. Caring can impact on all aspects of life from relationships and health to finances and work.

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contributions they make to families and our local community. Here at Carers Support, we want to acknowledge the efforts carers make. To celebrate the valiant work of carers, we have put together a programme of carer focused workshops. By attending these workshops, carers will have the opportunity to:

• Learn something new or improve knowledge
• Virtually meet others in a similar situation and have a chance to socialise
• Have a break from caring roles


(Pre-booking required)

Due to limited workshops spaces, the free tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. To give as many as possible the opportunity to attend, we ask you only to book if are confident you can attend that date and time. We hope you enjoy the sessions facilitated by such an array of talented and passionate specialists in their respective fields.

See events below. Sign up today, as spaces are limited.


Garden Walk, Talk and Tea

10:00 – 12:00

Join us for a walk around the Beech Hurst Gardens – a popular local heritage park. After the walk, we will return to Age UK West Sussex Haywards Heath Centre for tea and coffee in one of the Garden Rooms.


Littlehampton CSWS Carer Group

10:30 – 12:30

Informal social gathering for carers to come together.


Carers Health Team - Your Questions Answered

10:30 – 11:30

Online question and answer session with the Carers Health Team open to all carers who have queries about their own and/or their cared for’s physical health and medication.


Employment Workshop

12:30 – 13:30

Caring and Working – Are you thinking of returning to work? This online workshop will offer an introduction to:

  • Volunteering and training
  • CV’s and covering letters
  • Job applications
  • Effect on benefits

Smartphone Photography Workshop

*SOLD OUT - WAITING LIST OPEN*

14:30 – 16:00

This online workshop will cover:

  1. Basics of Photographic Composition- a brief introduction
  2. Practical Tips and Tricks on how to use your phone to take amazing photographs
  3. Brief Photographic practice in the space around you
  4. Brief introduction to editing apps (time permitted)
  5. Feedback on the photographs taken during the practice

Dementia Carer Fish and Chip Supper

17:00 – 19:00

An opportunity for a social get together with other carers. Come and join our wellbeing team along with local dementia advisors for a tasty fish and chip supper.


Carers Coffee and Cupcakes!

10:00 – 11:30

This is a partner event with Mind. Join our team for a chat, some tea (or coffee) and cupcakes!


Carers Voice Network - 'Be the Voice' with Nick Llewellyn

10:30 – 12:00

In this online training, we will look at:

  • Finding the real personality behind the presentation script
  • Vocal skills/ breathing/ articulation/ pronunciation
  • Posture and body language
  • Storytelling skills and the use of dramatic tension
  • Eye contact and authenticity
  • Use of powerpoint and visual aids.

Tea and Park Walk at Tilgate Park, Crawley

11:00 – 13:00

Meet us at the Walled garden cafe for tea, coffee, cake and a chat before moving on for a walk around Tilgate Park.


Walk, Talk and Picnic at Hotham Park

11:15 – 14:00

Join our Arun Team for a Walk, Talk and Picnic at Hotham Park!

We will be meeting at the Bognor Pier at 11:15 AM and then walking to Hotham Park for a picnic from 12 noon – 2:00 PM.


Adur Carer Walk with Coffee & Cake

14:00 – 15:30

Come and join our Carer Wellbeing Workers and Age UK Community Liaison Worker for a social afternoon.

Meeting at the Eastbrook Community Centre (Shark Park Cafe) and taking a stroll around the park.

Followed by an opportunity for a chat over coffee and cake.


Worthing Carer Walk with Coffee & Cake

10:00 – 12:00

An opportunity to meet our friendly wellbeing team and other carers for a stroll along the beach, followed by a cuppa and cake in the Sea Lane Cafe.


Introduction to Mindfulness

10:30 – 12:30

Mindfulness is a form of meditation that can be practised by anyone and enables us to become aware of our attitudes towards ourselves and to the people around us. It also encourages us to develop a sense of friendliness towards ourselves, just as we are.

Join us for this introductory online session to explore what mindfulness is.


Open Air Museum Event at Weald and Downland

10:30 - 13:30 or 13:30 - 16:30

Join staff, volunteers and other carers for a walk around this wonderful living museum.

Please choose a morning (10:30 AM) or afternoon (1:30 PM) session.


Dementia Transformers Social Club

11:00 - 12:30

Weekly Social Group for people with dementia and their carers, with lunch provided by Apetito.


Nutritional Session for South Asian Carers (Urdu/Hindi)

13:00 – 14:00

Join dietitian, Fareeha Jay, online as she covers tips and information in order to maintain a healthy and balanced South Asian diet .


Visit to West Dean Gardens

*SOLD OUT - WAITING LIST OPEN*

10:00 – 12:00

Join our team for a coffee (or a tea) and a chat, followed by a walk around the beautiful landscaped gardens at West Dean Gardens.


Carer Coffee Morning with Mims Davies, MP for Mid Sussex

10:30 – 11:30

Mims to listen to experiences of carers post pandemic to understand new challenges faced.


(No pre-booking required)


Maywood GP Surgery – Carers’ Tea Party

Tuesday 7th June

14:00 – 16:00

Maywood GP Surgery, 225 Hawthorn Road, Bognor Regis, PO21 2UW

No pre-booking required. Event open to carers registered with Maywood GP Surgery.


PPG Lavant Road Surgery – Carer Information Event

Wednesday 8th June

13:30 – 16:00

Baptist Church Hall in Parklands, Chichester, PO19 3AW

Join us for an informative drop-in session where you’ll hear from Dame Phillipa Russell and Carers Support West Sussex and have the opportunity to ask any questions during the Question and Answer slot.

Organised by the local Patient Participation Group (PPG) at Lavant Road Surgery.

Refreshments (Tea and Coffee) provided.


Limetree GP Surgery afternoon tea with local partners

Thursday 9th June

13:00 – 15:00

Findon Valley Free Church, 1-11 Limetree Avenue, Findon Valley, BN14 0DJ

No pre-booking required. Event open to carers registered with Limetree surgeries. An opportunity to meet the Limetree team along with local partners for afternoon tea.


Park Sugery: CSWS Information/Awareness Stand

Friday 10th June

10:00 – 12:00

St. Floras Rd, Littlehampton BN17 6BF

An opportunity for the patients of the surgery, to find out more about CSWS and how we can support them in their caring role.


CSWS Information/Awareness Stand. Morrisons Littlehampton

Friday 10th June

10:30 – 12:00

Morrisons Littlehampton, BN17 5LA

An opportunity for the general public visiting Morrisons, to find out more about CSWS and how we can support them in their caring role.


Fernhurst Hub Carer Drop In and Tea

Friday 10th June

14:00

The Fernhurst Hub, 2 Crossfield. Fernhurst, Haslemere, GU27 3JL

Peer led Carers Group supported by CSWS for Carers Week Tea. Drop in. All carers welcome.


2021 Photo gallery

If you are already registered with us please contact us via email at info@carerssupport.org.uk to request a card.

If you are not registered with us please complete our online registration form below