Shine is Carers Support West Sussex’s Young Adult Carers Group. Within this group we run not only support groups but also run workshops and fun events and activities.
Be the Voice Training
Online training to help Young Adult Carers (aged 18-25 years) to explore practical skills in building confidence and communicating effectively
Young Adult Carers have the opportunity to build their confidence and assertiveness to represent themselves and make their voices heard through our tailored training programme.
Known as ‘Be the Voice’, this is a free training programme for Young Adult Carers registered with our service. The video training programme covers helpful tips and exercises enabling Young Adult Carers’ to have their voices heard.
If you are a Young Adult Carer, then sign up to access this free training programme and learn how to…
- communicate your concerns as a carer more assertively so you are respected and listened to
- self-manage emotions that can affect your ability to self-advocate
- increase your self-confidence when speaking to professionals in the health services (face to face and virtual)
- understand the importance of your role and how you can help represent other Young Adult Carers, so your voices can be heard as a group
We ask for your email address so that we can email you a link to view the training programme and resources.
Training designed and delivered by an experienced trainer – Jo Scott from The Learning Journey.
Carer Engagement Survey
Carer Engagement survey | Your opinion counts
At Carers Support West Sussex we know that caring for someone else can be both tough and wonderful. 7 out of 10 of our staff and volunteers working with the Charity are themselves carers and we are constantly looking for ways to make a difference to the people we are here to support.
The time has come to review our current strategy and begin planning for the next five years. So far, we have consulted with our stakeholders to capture their views about caring and now we would like yours, as a carer. Our aim is to gather all perspectives on what really matters to give direction on what we do and how we do it.
If you look after (or are likely to look after) a family member, partner or friend in need of support or services because of their age, physical or learning disability or illness, including mental illness, we invite you to complete this questionnaire. It will only take about 10 minutes of your time. Your response will help us understand the current situation and inform our next steps.
Thank you in advance for your help in shaping the future of unpaid care in West Sussex.
Survey closing date: 9:00am, Monday 28th September 2020
If you require this survey in another format (e.g. easy read or large font) or need help in completing over the phone, then please contact the Carers Support West Sussex Carer Response Line on 0300 028 8888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Events, Workshops and Groups
We offer emotional support and a chance to make friends with other young adult carers in a similar situation and discuss the things that effect you the most. The kind of things we talk about are:
Making and maintaining relationships and friendships
Work and education
Time out from your caring role
As well as video games, TV, films etc anything we want to