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News

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 hello@carerssupport.org.uk

An invitation to enjoy a beautiful garden in West Sussex

To celebrate 25 years of garden giving from National Garden Scheme (NGS) to Carers Trust, Carers Support West Sussex, Carers Trust and the National Garden Scheme have been working in partnership to offer you an exclusive carer invite for some tim...

19 July 2021

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Share the love of dogs with BorrowMyDoggy

Since losing her springer spaniel last year, our Dementia Carer Team Coordinator Astrid borrows Noodle Did you know the UK is a nation of dog lovers? It’s estimated that 44% of households own dogs; that is 21 million households with around 51 mill...

19 July 2021

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How does being a young carer affect education?

One of our young adult carers has been kind enough to share his experience of how being a young carer affected his education. I can say from personal experience that becoming a young carer had a definite impact on my education. My mother sta...

08 July 2021

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Carer Groups

At Carers Support West Sussex (CSWS), we understand the value of support networks and continue to work to keep our community connected. Despite current restrictions, we would like to encourage safe connection by providing online support groups to ...

08 July 2021

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Is Carers Support West Sussex a good place to work?

With a 77% staff engagement rate and over 87% falling into the very satisfied and satisfied category, when asked ‘How satisfied are you with Carers Support West Sussex as a place to work?’ we can safely surmise, that Carers Support is an excellent...

06 July 2021

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To Sleep or Not to Sleep? – Anxiety and Sleep

Sleep begets sleep, so they tell us. Which is all very well unless you can’t sleep of course. According to the NHS website, one in three of us suffer from poor sleep. Many factors can be held responsible for poor sleep and insomnia and it won’t ...

28 June 2021

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Carers Week 2021 Creative Competition Winners

We held a creative competition for Carers Week, asking for responses to the theme of Making Caring Visible. We’re pleased to announce the three winners below. There were so many fantastic entries and it was hard to pick just three winners. Thank y...

24 June 2021

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Learning Disability Week 2021: A day in the life of….

For Learning Disability Week, one of our Parent carers has been kind enough to share a day in her life as Mia's Mum. It’s 4am. Not even the birds are up. I hear the usual rustling of covers and a small sigh escapes my lips. I count on one hand ho...

17 June 2021

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NHS App

The NHS App is now available to use as a vaccine passport. A paper version will also be available by calling 119. You do not need to telephone your GP Practice to ask about the vaccine passport as they are unable to provide vaccine passports an...

15 June 2021

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Connecting Carers across West Sussex

Loneliness Awareness Week – 14th – 18th June This Loneliness Awareness Week is a time to talk about loneliness. Loneliness is something that may affect us all at some point in our lifetimes. However, research tell us that one is more likely to f...

10 June 2021

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Funding to fight dementia - Age UK

Age UK West Sussex, Brighton & Hove (Age UK WSBH) are excited to announce that they have received funding to run courses to help people with dementia live well and fight back against the condition’s progress. Each course supports eight people, r...

09 June 2021

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Coping Mechanisms for Dealing with Stress

Are you looking after yourself too? A caring role is often a full-time commitment with little respect for working hours or time for breaks. After a while this can inevitably lead to stress which will of course, impact on your role as a...

02 June 2021

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