Carers Trust Survey

Calling on all unpaid carers to take a survey on what support you need in your caring role.

Are you an adult unpaid carer providing care for a family member or friend? If yes, please take the Carers Trust survey to find out what support carers need from government to support them in their caring role, and how social care reform could support carers more effectively. The findings of the survey will help inform Carers Trust campaign to improve the future support available to carers from the government.

Please spread the word with any unpaid carers you know to make sure as many people as possible take the survey.

The survey is live and will run up to 18 October. Take the survey here.

Healthwatch Questionnaire for Voluntary and Community organisations within the rural north Chichester locality

Healthwatch are working with local communities and organisations to understand the health and care and needs and challenges experienced in rural communities.

Their public insight suggests needs are still high but that they may be changing, as a result of the pandemic. Healthwatch would like to explore with all groups and organisations in the area, what health and care needs are now, and whether alternative models of provision may be effective going forward.

The closing date is the 2nd October. You can access the survey here

Ways to Get Involved

Carers Support West Sussex is committed to placing carers at the heart of all we do to achieve the best possible personal outcomes for every carer. Through our Carers Voice Network (CVN), we provide regular information about engagement opportunities and training for carers in West Sussex, so that they can represent a united voice of unpaid carers.

As a member of the CVN, you can:

  • Share your experiences and offer feedback to help raise awareness and recognition of the demands of being an unpaid carer;

  • Help plan events and activities to increase carer identification;

  • Point out what is overlooked in the commissioning of local services;

  • Help co-design and develop a service as an Expert by Experience;

  • Strengthen carer influence at a local and national level by building a collective voice.

Email Updates:

‘Be the Voice’ Training:

  • Complete our ‘Be the Voice’ training to help prepare you to represent carer related issues as a Carer Representative at external meetings.

Carers Planning Group:

  • Volunteer as a Carer Representative and help us to plan and deliver events for Carers Week (June) and Carers Rights Day (November).

CPG Terms of Reference