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Here we post the latest news from Carers Support West Sussex as well as blogs from our staff, Trustees, volunteers, carers and other guest bloggers. If you think you’d like to write a blog for us, email

Are you using the NHS App to help save time with your caring role?

The NHS have developed a handy App, giving you a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet. This App forms a one stop shop to he...

18 October 2021

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What to do as a Young Adult Carer if you feel isolated or alone

One of our young adult carers has been kind enough to share his perspective on isolation. Coming from a caring background, I know more than most the loneliness that comes ...

13 October 2021

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World Mental Health Day

Mental health and wellbeing is about everyone - all our staff, all our volunteers and all our carers. Mental Health UK The World Health Organisation recognises World Ment...

07 October 2021

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Can I claim Carers Allowance if I have savings?

A question often asked of our Carer Benefits advisor is: “Can I claim Carers Allowance if I have savings?” As with some types of means tested benefits, this is the case. W...

04 October 2021

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Young Adults Carers' day trip to Brighton

Our Young Adults Carers day trip to Brighton was to celebrate being able to get back together after a long period of social isolation. The Young Adult (18-25) have experie...

29 September 2021

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It’s official: Carers Support West Sussex is a great place to Volunteer

It’s official - Carers Support West Sussex is a great place to Volunteer 100% satisfaction In our recent volunteering engagement survey, 100% of volunteers said they were e...

23 September 2021

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NHS flu vaccine

Last year saw the largest roll out of the NHS flu vaccine programme ever to provide increased protection during the Covid-19 pandemic. This, along with social distancing, ...

21 September 2021

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World Alzheimer’s Day

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 lo...

20 September 2021

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Falls Prevention Week

This week (20th - 26th September) is Falls Awareness Week, a national health campaign to increase awareness around falls health and injury prevention.  Research ...

20 September 2021

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Art club

To improve morale and help keep staff connected during lockdown and with home working, Carers Support started a programme of wellbeing events. These gave staff the opportun...

16 September 2021

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World Suicide Prevention Day 2021

World Suicide Prevention Day is an awareness day observed on 10th September every year around the world. This day provides a united commitment to prevent suicides by start...

09 September 2021

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National Dementia Carers’ Day

Did you know, 1 in 6 people over the age of 80 have dementia. What is Dementia? Dementia describes different brain disorders that trigger a loss of brain function. These ...

25 August 2021

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