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Long Term Conditions

Caring for someone with a long-term condition can be very demanding emotionally and physically, particularly as many people can be coping with multiple diagnoses. Because everyone’s situation is different, we offer personalised information and guidance to help you in your caring role, and to help you to maintain your own health and wellbeing whilst caring for others.

What is a Long-term Condition?

A long-term condition is a physical health condition that can require ongoing management with medication or other treatments over a period of years. This applies to a wide variety of conditions, but the commonly known long-term conditions include the following:

  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Cardiac (heart) conditions
  • Cancer
  • Chronic dermatological conditions such as Psoriasis and Eczema
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic gastrointestinal conditions such as Crohn’s and Colitis
  • Chronic haematological (blood) conditions such as Pernicious Anaemia, Sickle Cell, and Haemophilia
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Chronic musculoskeletal conditions such as Fibromyalgia, Osteoporosis, and Arthritis
  • Neurological conditions such as Epilepsy, Chronic Migraine, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease, and Strokes
  • Physical disabilities
  • Chronic respiratory conditions such as Asthma or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Sensory loss such as sight or hearing impairment
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Support and Advice

Discover a diverse array of groups and events tailored exclusively for Caregivers of individuals with long-term conditions. Join us to connect with a supportive community. Additionally, we provide a wealth of valuable resources and useful links to assist you on your care-giving journey.

Open-to-All Carer Groups

Meet and share experiences and support with other carers. Our open-to-all carer groups are an opportunity to talk about your caring situation and gain further support from other carers, as well as support from wellbeing workers from Carers Support West Sussex

Horsham Carer Group
Horsham Carer Group

28 February 2024 10:30 - 12:00

Horsham Carer Group is a face-to-face support group for unpaid carers living in West Sussex.

East Grinstead Glen Vue Group
East Grinstead Glen Vue Group

05 March 2024 10:30 - 12:00

A group for anyone who is looking after someone who could not do without their help.

Adur Shoreham Face to Face Carer Group
Adur Shoreham Face to Face Carer Group

05 March 2024 13:45 - 15:45

A friendly group every other month in the QE11 Room, The Shoreham Centre, 2 Pond Road, Shoreham By Sea.

Specific links to websites providing information and advice for long-term conditions

There are many organisations nationally that provide tailored information and support to people living with a long-term condition and their family and friend carers. Below are links to the main organisations. If you would like to find information about what is available nationally and in your area for a specific long term condition, then please do call our Response Line Team on 0300 028 8888, email us at info@carerssupport.org.uk, or complete our online referral form.

Diabetes:

Gastrointestinal Conditions:

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