Carers Week is an annual awareness campaign to bring caring right out into the open – recognising and celebrating the contribution carers make to families and communities throughout the UK.

Getting Carers Connected

The theme of Carers Week 2019 is ‘Getting Carers Connected’.  All the details of what we’re doing to connect carers, including events, activities and drop-ins can be found below.

Carers Support Photo Competition

For Carers Registered with Carers Support

For Carers Week 2019 we are launching our very own Photo Competition and we’re really excited.  We have £100 worth of Gift Vouchers to win for three carers who send us their #feelgoodcarers photos between now and then end of Carers Week.  If you think you need a fancy camera and expensive equipment, you’re wrong.  This competition is open to anyone who has a camera phone too!  Here’s how you enter.

  1.  Take your #feelgoodcarers photo

  2. Send it to us via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or email (click on the icon below)

  3. Don’t forget to include the hashtag #feelgoodcarers

That’s it!  We’ll announce the winners the week after Carers Week.  This is a great chance to show off your camera skills and be in with the chance of winning some cool vouchers that you can spend in dozens of locations.  Full Terms and Conditions can be found here.

Weald and Downland Living Museum – Tuesday June 11th

For Carers Registered with Carers Support – Booking needed

All day tickets now fully booked, spaces available for afternoon booking

If you’re one of our registered carers please join us for a wonderful FREE day out at the gorgeous Weald and Downland Living Museum in the heart of Sussex – bring the person you care for and/or other friends – up to four tickets per carer. Stay for as short a time as you wish or all day if you would like.

Enjoy the museum’s 40-acre site and visit its collection of historic buildings – more than 50 to explore from a replica Anglo-Saxon hall house to an Edwardian tin tabernacle church as well as new attractions, including a new working bakehouse . There will be some activites for carers to enjoy depending on weather and availability. Take a walk in the woods, visit the waterside café (dog-friendly) or enjoy your own picnic.

Start the day with us over free coffee and cake in the lovely Sargent Room, which overlooks the lake, before visiting the museum site.

Dogs are welcome and can enter all of the Museum’s buildings with the exceptions of the watermill and Winkhurst Tudor kitchen, where food is prepared. Dogs are welcome in the first section of the museum’s café and on the outdoor deck. Please respect other visitors, plus the wildfowl and chickens, by keeping your dog on a short lead and under control – extending leads must be locked at a short length.

If you’re not yet registered as a carer with us please call 0300 028 8888 or register online at https://www.carerssupport.org.uk/register.

(please note the centre of the museum site is flat with parts set on sloping ground, which is steep in places. Some paths are cobbled and their surfaces may cause difficulty for visitors who use a wheelchair or have impaired mobility. The museum does have a limited supply of wheelchairs but please make sure you ring ahead to book and ensure this will be available.)

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Carers Coffee Morning – Tuesday 11th June

For Carers Registered with Carers Support – Booking needed

A coffee morning for carers registered with Carers Support West Sussex.  Come and enjoy a relaxing coffee morning with other carers, as well as Carers Support staff during Carers Week.  Spaces are limited so please book your spot.

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Carers Coffee Morning in Crawley

June 11 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Men’s Group with Reflexology Taster Session – Wednesday 12th June

For male Carers Registered with Carers Support – Booking needed

A relaxing reflexology tasting session with Carol Clift.

As well as the taster sessions, the men’s group will be having its regular monthly get together with refreshments.  The theme will be looking after your health and there will be information available on men’s health.  This is also an opportunity to find out about the range of services available at the Henfield Haven.

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Cooking for Carers – Thursday 13th June

For Carers Registered with Carers Support – Booking needed

This year for Carers Week 2019, Carers will have the chance to join us for a live Curry Cooking Demonstration and Taster session at the Community Kitchen inside Tesco Shoreham.

Robin van Creveld from Community Chef (pictured) will be demonstrating how to cook some simply and tasty vegetarian Indian dishes, including Vegetable samosa with Hari chutney, Channa Masala (spiced chickpeas), Baingan Matar Masala – (Roast Aubergine and Pea curry) and Chapatti (wholemeal flatbreads).

Please bring along an empty container (Tupperware box) on the day. All carers will also be given recipes cards of the meals being made to take home.

 IMPORTANT: Any carers with food allergies or intolerances must be aware of the risk. Whilst we are able to provide a list of ingredients, the Community Kitchen is a shared space, so there will be other food sources (i.e. there may be traces of products such as milk, eggs, gluten, seafood, peanuts, other nuts, sesame seeds).

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Horsham Parkrun – Saturday 15th June

Horsham Park, North Street, Horsham RH12 1RJ – A 5k course that can be run, jogged or walked  (Carers who do parkrun regularly will be attending, along with CSWS staff and Horsham Wellbeing staff)

9am start (meet at 8.40am by the bandstand in Horsham Park)

Full Carers Week programme of events

What’s on in Carers Week 2019 – click to download the full programme

Date and LocationDetailsMore information 
Monday 10th June
North ChaileyTalk to Oasis Carer Group Group:St Peter & St James Hospice, North Common Road, North Chailey, Lewes BN8 4ED 10.30am to 12 noon
WorthingInformation Stand
St Barnabas Hospice, Titnore Lane, Worthing BN12 6NZ 9am to 5pm
East GrinsteadTalk to Special Families Parents Support Group - all family members welcome Lodge Coffee Shop, Chequer Mead Theatre, De La Warr Road, East Grinstead RH19 3BS 10.30am to 12.30pm
East Surrey HospitalInformation Stand East Surrey Hospital (East Entrance), Canada Avenue, Redhill RH1 5RH
(Stand will be there all week)
Haywards HeathInformation StandPrincess Royal Hospital, Lewes Road, Haywards Heath RH16 4EXStand will be there all week
ChichesterInformation Stand at St Richard's HospitalSt Richard?s Hospital, Spitalfield Lane, Chichester PO19 6SE Staffed at peak timesStand will be also be there – 11th,12th and 13th
Wisborough Green Talk about Carers Support West Sussex Wisborough Green Village Hall, School Road, Wisborough Green,
Billingshurst RH14 0DU 6pm
WorthingMental Health Carers GroupCSWS Office, Pavilion Room,
19 Liverpool Gardens,Worthing BN11 1RY 10am to 11.30am
CrawleyCarers Group (open to all carers)Crawley Library, Southgate Avenue, Crawley RH10 6HG 10.30am to 12 noon
CrawleyCarers Walk - with Coffee and CakeTilgate Park, Tilgate Drive, Crawley RH10 5PQ 10.30am to 12 noon
LancingGroup for Carers of people living with dementia The Green Room, Lancing Parish Hall, South Street, Lancing BN15 9AB
10am to 12 noon
Tues 11th June
ChichesterWeald & Downland Living Museum - Visit, crafts and relaxationSouth Downs National Park, Singleton, Chichester PO18 0EU
Visits at 10.30am and 1.30pm
Click here for full day booking

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HorshamTalk to Compass Parents GroupTrafalgar Road Baptist Church, Trafalgar Road RH12 2QL 9.30am to 11am
East PrestonInformation Stand Willow Green Surgery, Station Road, East Preston BN16 3AH
11.30am to 1.30pm
MidhurstMusic for Wellbeing CelebrationMidhurst Methodist Church Hall, 65 North Street GU29 9DU 1.30 to 2.30pm
CrawleyCarers Coffee Morning – Squires Garden CentreSquires Garden Centre, Horsham Road, Crawley RH11 8PL 9.30 to 11amClick here to book your place
SouthwickTaster Session – bush craft, plant care, exercise – organised by The Conservation VolunteersThe Green, Southwick, BN42 4FX - 10am to 12 noon
Carers Health Team attending
WorthingCarers Afternoon
Talk/ Information Stand
Heene Community Centre, 122 Heene Road, Worthing BN11 4PL
1.30pm to 3.30pm
BrightonInformation Stand at Horizon CentreMacmillan Horizon Centre, Bristol Gate, Brighton BN2 5BD
10am to 12 noon
WorthingInformation Stand
Worthing Hospital

Penguin Foyer, Worthing Hospital, Lyndhurst Road, Worthing BN11 2DH 9.30am to 4.30pm
WitteringsCarers Support Drop-inThe Witterings Medical Centre, East Wittering, PO10 8BH 2pm to 3.30pm
Haywards HeathMental Health Carers GroupAshenground Community Centre, Southdown Close, Haywards Heath RH16 4JR 7pm to 8.30pm
Weds 12th June
HassocksTrishaw Rides by Cycling Without Age Hurst & Hassocks – for carers/cared forAdastra Hall, Keymer Road Hassocks BN6 8QH 2.30pm to 4pm
HorshamInformation Stand at Horsham HospitalHorsham Hospital Hurst Road, Horsham RH12 2DR
CrawleyInformation Stand at Crawley HospitalCrawley Hospital, West Green Drive, Crawley RH11 7DH 10am to 2pm
BrightonCarers Event at Macmillan Horizon CentreMacmillan Horizon Centre, Bristol Gate, Brighton BN2 5BD
AngmeringInformation Stand at Haskins Garden Centre Roundstone – Carers Health TeamHaskins Garden Centre Roundstone By-Pass Rd, Angmering,
Littlehampton BN16 4BD 11am to 1pm
ArundelArundelThe Swan Hotel, High Street, Arundel BN18 9AG 10am to 11.30am
East GrinsteadCarers of Adults with Learning Difficulties Flower arranging sessionDanube Room, Jubilee Community Centre Charlwoods Road, East Grinstead RH19 2HL 10.30am to 12 noon
Tangmere, ChichesterGroup for Carers of people living with dementia‘All About You’ Event with Coffee and Cake Sage House, City Fields Way, Tangmere PO20 2FP - 10.30am to 12 noon and Be Smart Be Safe Demonstration Day – Carer Equipment Service 11am - 2.30pm.
CrawleyGroup for Carers of people who misuse drugs/alcohol with hand massage, tea and cakeThe Hub, Broadfield Library, 46 Broadfield Barton, Broadfield, RH11 9BA 1pm to 3pm
HenfieldReflexology taster sessionHenfield Haven, Hewitts, Henfield BN5 9DTClick here to book
Thurs 13th June
SelseyCarers Coffee MorningSelsey Methodist Church, 50 High Street, Selsey PO20 0RD Time tbc
ShorehamCooking for carersCooking for Carers –
Curry Demonstration and Taster session
Click here to book
CrawleyInformation Stand at St Catherine’s HospiceDay Centre, St Catherine’s Hospice, Malthouse Road, Crawley RH10 6BH
11am to 12.30pm
East Surrey Hospital Carers eventAtrium, East Surrey Hospital, Canada Avenue, Redhill RH1 5RH 1.30pm to 5pm
Findon ValleyLime Tree Surgery, Findon Valley
Annual Carers Cream Tea
Findon Valley Free Church, 11 Lime Tree Avenue, Worthing BN14 0DJ tbc
12:30pm to 2.30pm
BognorCrown Bingo Hall - Information Stand and blood pressure testingCrown Bingo, 64 London Road, Bognor Regis PO21 1PT
11am to 2pm
Fri 14th June
CrawleyInformation StandCounty Mall Crawley - outside Boots 10am-4pm
Sat 15th June
HorshamHorsham ParkrunHorsham Park, North Street, Horsham RH12 1RJ - A 5k course that can be run, jogged or walked (Carers who do parkrun regularly will be attending, along with CSWS staff and Horsham Wellbeing staff) 9am start (meet at 8.40am by the bandstand in Horsham Park)