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

World Alzheimer’s Day

By |2020-09-18T16:20:43+01:00September 21st, 2020|Blog|

A guest blog from Alzheimer's Society For World Alzheimer’s Day (21 September) we speak to Chris and Roger Wood a couple from Sussex living with dementia who Alzheimer’s Society have been supporting through lockdown. Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity, working tirelessly to challenge perceptions, fund research and improve and provide care and support. Due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Alzheimer’s Society has temporarily replaced face-to-face and group services and increased [...]

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National Dementia Carers Day

By |2020-09-08T12:34:12+01:00September 13th, 2020|Blog|

Today, Sunday 13th September, is National Dementia Carers Day. NDCD was founded by a group of organisations including Alzheimer’s society and SweetTree Home Care Services, with the aim of raising awareness of and supporting the role of unpaid dementia carers. Caring for a loved one with dementia poses many challenges for families and caregivers. Living with dementia requires having the right care, and it’s time to recognise and share what it means to be a [...]

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World Suicide Prevention Day

By |2020-09-07T13:45:14+01:00September 10th, 2020|Blog|

Screenprint by Anthony Burrill for Grassroots Today is World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD). Observed on September 10th, every year, WSPD provides the opportunity for people, across the globe, to raise awareness of suicide and suicide prevention. To mark the day our Mental Health Team have written this guide. Spotting the signs As the sultry summer heat lingers, there is still time to enjoy the summer weather. But we are not here to talk [...]

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Training programme to build confidence and communication skills in YAC

By |2020-09-07T16:32:07+01:00September 7th, 2020|Blog|

Press release September 2020 Local charity, Carers Support West Sussex, supporting Young Adult Carers (aged 18 – 25 years) in their caring role, are launching a training programme to build confidence and communication skills. Some Young Adult Carers lack the confidence and communication skills needed to support their career choices and to enable them to better manage their caring role at home. Young Adult Carers often find that due to their caring role and additional [...]

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