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- Carers Emergency Contact Card
- Carer Equipment Service
- Carer Health and Wellbeing Fund
- Check in and Chat for carers
- Contingency Planning
- Counselling Service for Carers
- Hospital Admission Support
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Your generous contribution can make a significant impact to what we do. By donating, you support vital initiatives such as our Carer Response Line, over 60 monthly Support Groups held throughout the county, our Carer Learning and Well-being Programme, the Equipment for Independence scheme, as well as essential services like our Counselling and Call Back support.
Your donation fuels our commitment to providing comprehensive assistance to Carers in West Sussex
How Your Donations Help Carers
Discover the impact of your contributions over the past year in enhancing the lives of Carers in West Sussex. Your donation today ensures we can continue providing the highest quality of support possible.
Contact with Carers
Through Carer Response Line, the CSWS response team have handled 22,430 incoming and outgoing calls. Exchanged 28,199 emails and supported 553 online chat.
Peer to Peer Support
We have had 233 different carers groups / events in total, both online and face to face in the last year. The groups were attended 2,434 times, by 859 unique carers. 91% of carers who attended said the groups helped to improve their overall health and wellbeing.
Helping With Cost of Living
Through our Carer Equipment Service, 1,447 carers were allocated equipment to support their caring role to the value of £65,6591. Our Parent carer fund gave 463 parent carers grants to the value of £102,160 to help with their children.
In the last year 294 carers received counselling from us with a total of 2,179 hours of counselling delivered. 471 carers have been supported via the Support at Home after Hospital service with 100% of carers saying they felt their health and wellbeing was supported because of this service intervention.
Other Ways to Help
There are many ways to help support Carers. Below you will find information on two other funds you can join to make a difference. Along with information on volunteering and our current campagin.
Co-op Community Fund
Carers Support has been selected to participate in the Co-op Community Fund for their Tilgate store in Crawley. This exciting opportunity allows us to receive automatic donations whenever Tilgate Co-op members shop at this store, helping us raise funds for our CHAT* events and PAPA* workshops. Not only do we receive contributions for Co-op own branded services and products purchased in-store, but also for Co-op services acquired outside the store, such as Co-op home insurance. Additionally, donations are made for the purchase of shopping bags within the store. Your support in shopping at Tilgate Co-op will make a meaningful impact on our cause.
Heres how you can help:
1. Become a Co-Op member by registering on their website. Click here
2. If you are not local to the Tilgate store, update your membership postcode to RH10 5EQ. This ensures your donation comes to us.
3. Make sure you use your membership card whenever you shop.
4. Nominate Carers Support as your chosen charity to receive donations.
Thank you for making a meaningful impact with your purchases!
Give as You Live
Give as you Live Online is the free and easy way to raise money for Carers Support - West Sussex when you shop online with 6,000+ stores.
From holidays and travel, to clothing and gifts, you can raise hundreds of pounds from your everyday shopping, all at no extra cost to you.
Gift Your Time and Volunteer
We welcome volunteers from all areas of the community and levels of expertise and skills. The main skill we look for is the ability to listen and have empathy. All our volunteers have an induction into Carers Support West Sussex that covers our vision, values and how we support carers.
No matter what the caring circumstance, CSWS offers guidance and practical and emotional support. All work is in support of the vision, which is to bring the day forward when family and friend carers are seen, heard, and included.