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The thoughts of carers, Carers Support staff, Trustees, and volunteers and contributions from partners and stakeholders.

Carer Story – Matts

By |2019-06-12T09:39:53+01:00June 12th, 2019|Blog|

Young adult carer Matts is convinced that without CSWS he could have been just another youth suicide statistic. CSWS was there to support him when Matts hit rock bottom at the age of 18 after 10 years of caring for his mum. One of our support workers accompanied him to sessions with the mental health charity Mind. That same support worker, together with another from our SHINE team for young adults carers aged 18-25 provided [...]

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The launch of the Stop Look Care project

By |2019-06-10T15:52:00+01:00June 10th, 2019|Blog|

NHS Sussex and East Surrey Sustainability and Transformation Partnership are launching a project to coincide with Carers Week, to roll out the Stop Look Care booklet across targeted care homes, NHS and Social Care providers and Voluntary Sector organisations within our local area. The innovative Stop Look Care booklet can be used by care workers and unpaid carers to provide an improved care experience for service users and patients, as it supports the carer to [...]

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Carer Story – Marilyn

By |2019-06-10T13:15:10+01:00June 10th, 2019|Blog|

When Zimbabwe born Marilyn went to her GP with a chest infection and talked about her concerns at looking after her husband she was amazed to hear him tell her she was a carer. Marilyn has looked after her husband for most of their 15 year marriage after he was involved in a horrendous car accident.  “He was in a coma for couple of week and has never been ok since,” she says. Her husband [...]

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Carer Story – Elizabeth

By |2019-06-07T13:12:00+01:00June 10th, 2019|Blog|

All too often we hear how carers neglect their own health and wellbeing as they spend most, if not all of their time and energy looking after someone. Elizabeth, a parent/carer, was referred to Carers Support West Sussex (CSWS) by a friend who recognised that Elizabeth needed support. Elizabeth is the main carer for her daughter, Ami, who is 32 years old and has severe learning difficulties and challenging behaviour. Elizabeth explains how taking care [...]

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