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

Making Caring Visible and Shining a Light on Family and Friend Carers Across West Sussex

By |2020-05-27T13:53:41+01:00May 26th, 2020|Blog, Carers Week|

Every Thursday evening, we stand on our doorsteps and make some noise. At first, we were clapping for the NHS, then we added in key workers, shopworkers, posties, delivery drivers, each other and now we are just clapping to be alive. There is something very visible about that many people clapping, banging pots, pans and whooping – it shows that we all recognise the contribution that has been made. We want you to know [...]

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Carers Week 2020 Photography Competition – Spotlight on Carers

By |2020-05-21T13:36:58+01:00May 19th, 2020|Blog, Carers Week|

Image © Sarah McCahon, 2019 entrant  Last year for Carers Week we launched our first Photo Competition and were blown away by the fantastic entries. We’re excited to be bringing the competition back for Carers Week 2020 with the theme ‘Spotlight on Carers’ Caring can be both wonderful and tough. Right now, we know that the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will be placing significant additional pressure on carers across [...]

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Life as a Carer During COVID-19

By |2020-05-11T12:45:26+01:00May 11th, 2020|Blog|

One of our registered carers has been kind enough to write about their experiences of caring during the pandemic, sharing their worries and challenges as well as the moments of light relief and inspiration. “I am writing this at the height of the COVID-19 situation, so do not yet know how it will turn out. This is a personal account and things won’t be the same for all carers: for some, I extend my deepest [...]

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Keeping calm and carrying on – 75th anniversary of VE Day

By |2020-05-07T10:01:09+01:00May 7th, 2020|Blog|

Press release from West Sussex County Council 04.05.2020   This Friday marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day and West Sussex County Council is asking residents across the county to join in on this very special occasion. Whilst gatherings and events will obviously not be possible, there are still many ways of getting involved.   The county council’s Record Office and Library teams have worked together to create a resource bank that can be used to [...]

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