Carers Rights Day 2019 will be held on 21st November

Each year Carers Rights Day brings organisations together to help carers in the local community know their rights and find out how to get the help and support they are entitled to.

Legal Workshops for Carers

Free legal workshops for carers.  Legal experts will be on hand to talk you through some of the legal questions you may have about things like:

  • Wills

  • Trusts

  • Power of Attorney

Carers have found these sessions extremely useful in previous years and we hope for more of the same in 2019.  A fantastic opportunity to access free legal advice and information which can guide you on the best way forward in your caring role.

Booking is essential as spaces are limited.  Click on your desired session for more information and follow the instructions to book.  We will be sending you a reminder email and text closer to the date of the workshops.

CRAWLEY – Legal Workshop (Morning Session)

November 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

CHICHESTER – Legal Workshop (Morning Session)

November 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

CRAWLEY – Legal Workshop (Afternoon Session)

November 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ask your benefits questions

This Carers Rights Day, we’ve got a benefits expert from the Department for Work and Pensions to answer your questions about things like, Universal Credit, Carers Allowance and Housing benefit.

If you have a question, you can send it to us via email, Twitter, Facebook using the #carersquestions or by using the form below.  We will be publishing the answers here and on social media throughout Carers Rights Day on Thursday 21st November.  Deadline for submissions is 14th November.

Hospital Information Stands

In case you didn’t know, Carers Support West Sussex has teams of Hospital Wellbeing Workers supporting carers at Worthing Hospital, St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester, East Surrey Hospital in Redhill and the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath.

We’ll have stands up on Carers Rights Day 2019 where you can collect and access information about our services and your rights as a family and friend carers.

Please come and say hello!

  • Worthing   Worthing Hospital, Lyndhurst Road, Worthing BN11 2DH

  • Haywards Heath  Princess Royal Hospital, Lewes Road, Haywards Heath RH16 4EX

  • Chichester  St Richard’s Hospital, Spitalfield Lane, Chichester PO19 6SE

  • Redhill  East Surrey Hospital, Canada Avenue, Redhill,  Surrey RH1 5RH

Information Stand – County Mall, Crawley

Supported by British Red Cross, Crossroads Care and Impact Initiatives, we’ll have an information stand in County Mall, Crawley from 10am – 2pm.

We’ll also have 25 free coffee vouchers for carers, along with goody-bags with information about different organisations.

Events taking place around Carers Rights Day

Tuesday 19th November

Legal workshop for carers of someone living with dementia.

  • Heene Community Centre (Wordsworth Lounge), 122 Heene Road, Worthing, BN11 4PL, 1.45pm -3.30pm

  • Legal workshop being delivered by Bennet Griffin LLP, aimed at carers who are looking after a loved one with dementia.

  • 25 spaces available – advance booking required, please click here to book your place.