Caring for someone with short term memory loss can be emotionally and physically demanding. Everyone’s journey is different.  Our Dementia Wellbeing Programme is designed to offer practical support and information to help you in your caring role.  We can provide group and one-to-one support, financial support, workshops and a Carer Learning and Wellbeing Programme as well as a Telephone Callback Service and other wellbeing support.

Dementia Action Week

Carers Support West Sussex is going to be supporting a number of events throughout the county during Dementia Action Week (May 20-26) and speaking to anyone caring for someone with dementia or another form of memory loss.  Below you can find details of the events we’ll be supporting.

Date and LocationDetailsMore information 
Saturday 18th May
HorshamGarden Party and Cream Tea at Warnham Park.Within Warnham Deer Park, near Horsham
2.30pm to 4.30pm
Including a Cream Tea, Live Music from Tideway Folk Group, Museum Tour, Bake Off Competition and Lawn Games.
Monday 20th May
HorshamLibrary Dementia Information Drop In
Lower Tanbridge Way, Horsham RH12 1PJ
10.30am to 1pm.
Haywards HeathInformation Stand at Princess Royal HospitalMain entrance to the foyer of the Princess Royal Hospital.
10am to 4pm
Main entrance to the foyer of the Princess Royal Hospital.
ChichesterWeald and Downland Open Museum Dementia Friendly Day Town Lane, Singleton, Chichester PO18 0EUFor further information about these events please call Alzheimer’s Society Sussex Helpline on 01403 213017 or email

Click here for more information

WorthingInformation stand CSWS and Worthing Dementia Action Alliance.Penguin Foyer 9am - 4pm To kick of DAW Chesswood school choir and the town crier at 10am.
Click here for more information
RedhillInformation stand East Surrey Hospital Stand located at East Entrance from 10amStand there all week
Tuesday 21st May
Horsham/FaygateCream Tea at New House Farm Strawberry Fields Tea RoomCrawley Road, Faygate, near Horsham RH12 4RU 2.30pm to 4:30pmIncluding a live musical interlude with Tommy Parsons
HurstpierpointHurstpierpoint Library Dementia Information Drop InTrinity Road, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks BN6 9UY
WorthingDementia Action DaySouth Street Square, Worthing Town Centre from 10amClick here for more information
Wednesday 22nd May
West WorthingMemory CaféWest Worthing Baptist Church 2-4pmClick here for more information
LittlrhamptonLittlehampton Library Dementia Information Drop InMaltravers Road, Littlehampton BN17 5NA from 10.30am to 1pm
Friday 24th May
TangmereQuiz Night at Sage HouseSage House, Dementia Support, City Fields Way, Tangmere, Chichester, PO20 2FP 7:30pm startClick here for more information
TangmereLaunch of Sage House Reading GroupSage House, Dementia Support, City Fields Way, Tangmere, Chichester, PO20 2FP 10am to 11amClick here for more information

For further information about these events please call Alzheimer’s Society Sussex Helpline on 01403 213017 or email

Connie’s Colander

During Dementia Action Week our Dementia Carer Team will be supporting a 36 date national tour with Connie’s Colander, the play about dementia returning to many of the libraries they went to last year and back by popular demand.

Carers Support West Sussex will also be on a special Q & A panel at most of the dates in West Sussex.  Dates below.

20 May Haywards Heath Library West Sussex 3pm Carers Support on Q & A panel

21 May Crawley Library West Sussex 3pm Carers Support on Q & A panel

22 May Little Hampton Library West Sussex 7.30pm Carers Support on Q & A panel

23 May Petworth Library West Sussex 7.30pm Carers Support on Q & A panel

24 May Bognor Library West Sussex 2pm Carers Support on Q & A panel

24 May Witterings Library West Sussex 7.30pm

Information and Support

We can offer one-to-one support in your own home or in a location of your choice. Contact us for more information.  You can also learn more about Carer Assessments and support plans.


We have regular workshops that look at ‘Understanding Dementia’ and a Carer Learning and Wellbeing Programme which includes courses such as ‘Wills and Power of Attorney’, ‘Building Resilience’ and ‘Healthy Relationships’.

Support with finances

As a carer registered with us, you are welcome to apply for a grant from our Carer Wellbeing Fund.  We will help identify any concerns you have about your caring role, your goals, and how we may be able to help you achieve these.  You may be entitled to Attendance Allowance.

Support Groups

We have more than 60 support groups running across West Sussex every month.  We have support groups dedicated to people caring for someone with dementia.   We also have more general support groups across the county

If you would like more information about any of these services, please call us on 0300 028 8888 or email

Dementia Carer Support Groups coming up

SUPPORT GROUP: Dementia Carers – Upper Beeding

May 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

SUPPORT GROUP: Dementia or a long term condition – Horsham

May 28 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:30 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

SUPPORT GROUP: Carers of people with dementia – East Grinstead

May 29 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day Last of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

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Sage House (Tangmere)  Dementia Support is an exciting local charity working in partnership with voluntary and charitable organisations, the NHS, West Sussex County Council and other statutory organisations, to create a unique community hub for dementia. Designed to truly enhance the wellbeing and quality of life for local people living with dementia, their family and carers.

Tandem West Sussex:  Pick up areas North of Downs, Rowgate, Midhurst and Fernhurt.  They will bring people to appointments at St. Richard’s.  60p per mile and 3 vehicles have wheelchair facilities.

Local Calendar is a series of events taking place in the Chichester area for people living with dementia and their carers.

Alzheimer’s Society Their mission is to transform the landscape of dementia forever. Until the day we find a cure, they strive to create a society where those affected by dementia are supported and accepted, able to live in their community without fear or prejudice.

Coastal West Sussex MIND An independent local mental health charity operating in West Sussex. Their work is driven by the needs and experiences of people with a mental health problem. We provide information and support to anyone experiencing mental health issues and campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Coastal West Sussex MIND Midhurst Group

NHS Dementia Choices This site offers information for people with dementia and their families and friends. It aims to raise awareness of dementia, as well as help people create networks and better understand the impact of the condition. There are also links to lots of information on dementia and sources of local and national support.

Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust Information about local services from the county’s NHS Mental Health services.

Crossroads Care Crossroads Care South Central covers the counties of West Sussex and parts of Hampshire, offering a full range of flexible services for adults and children with various disabilities or health conditions. This includes Day, Evening and Night services, Self Funding services and Social Clubs.

Age UK Horsham Age UK’s wide ranging Home Services for older people cover the whole of Horsham District, from Amberley and Bramber in the south to Rudgwick and Rusper in the north.  They also run hubs and clubs and other services designed especially for people in later life.

Henfield Haven Open Monday – Friday, the Henfield Haven is a community owned space providing activities and specialist services.

Admiral Nurses Admiral Nurses provide the specialist dementia support that families need.  When things get challenging or difficult, their nurses work alongside people with dementia, and their families: giving them one-to-one support, expert guidance and practical solutions.

Know Dementia Telephone support, a visit to your home, time to talk, social activities through our ‘Moments’ sessions: Sporting Moments, Memory Moments Cafés, Green Moments and Musical Moments. Opportunities to meet others in the same position as you, advice on finance and care provision, training on how to cope with the diagnosis, help to set up a dementia friendly community.

Local Wellbeing Hubs The Wellbeing service can help you to find local wellbeing information and services. From this website to the teams in your local area, you can get advice and support on how to make small changes to improve your health and wellbeing, including how to stop smoking, how to become more active or how to make your meals healthier.

Chichester Dementia Action Alliance,

Crawley Dementia Action Alliance,

Haywards Heath Dementia Action Alliance,

Horsham District Dementia Action Alliance,

Bognor Dementia Action Alliance

Dementia Adventure Dementia Adventure  is a registered charity that is dedicated to supporting people to live well with dementia and have a sense of adventure in their lives. We believe in the benefits to be gained from regular, active engagement with the natural world.

Dementia Services Development Centre  DSDC is an international centre of knowledge and expertise dedicated to improving the lives of people with dementia.

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