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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

The Joy Club: offers older unpaid carers free lifetime membership

Older unpaid carers are being given the opportunity to enjoy unlimited free membership to a website that facilitates social interaction and supports its members’ mental and physical wellbeing.  The Joy Club - a venture with a soc...

07 April 2021

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Autism Awareness Week

Autism Awareness Week runs from 29th March to 4th April this year. Find out how you can get involved on the National Autistic Society website. Find out more with Ambitious about Autism and how you can support autistic young people. Suppor...

22 March 2021

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Census 2021 – Ensuring we #CountCarersIn on 21 March 2021

The census is taking place on Sunday 21 March 2021 and we want to ensure that everyone looking after someone else identifies as an unpaid carer when completing their form. This is hugely important because the census provides a vital opportunity f...

15 March 2021

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Knowing what I know now, I wish I had…

Here is an account from a young adult carer, now volunteering with Carers Support West Sussex, who wished they had called upon the services available from the Shine Team. It is with the beauty of hindsight that *Austin recalls, knowing what I kno...

11 March 2021

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Student Volunteering Week 2021

Volunteering while studying has always been a great way to learn new skills. So why not try something new and enhance your CV for when you come to look for your first job after graduation? The skills gained through volunteering can give you an ed...

08 February 2021

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West Sussex Libraries Services

West Sussex libraries are currently closed for browsing, however you can return and pick up reserved items from our front doors at limited times. View their current offer to find out about the services their can offer and to read books, magaz...

04 February 2021

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Time to Talk Day

Time to Talk Day is the day that we get the nation talking about mental health. It's hosted by Time to Change - the campaign to change the way we all think and act about mental health problems. Time to Talk Day 2021 takes place on Thursday 4 Febru...

03 February 2021

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Home from Hospital for Carers West Sussex

Have you or your cared for recently been in hospital? If the answer is yes, then the British Redcross Home from Hospital Service may be able to help you. For up to six weeks they can help you with your weekly shopping, provide phone support or sig...

27 January 2021

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Brew Monday

It’s more important than ever that we stay connected, even if we have to keep a physical distance. Samaritans Brew Monday will kick off on 18 January, the third Monday in January, which is usually known as ‘Blue Monday’. We’ll be turning this day ...

17 January 2021

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Covid-19 vaccination programme

You may be aware of media coverage of a national expectation that all residents in care homes for older people will be given the vaccination by the end of next week. As a programme, this is something that we have been working towards and a large...

15 January 2021

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West Sussex Carers Emergency Alert Card

The Carers Emergency Alert Card has proved invaluable to many people over the years; ensuring that should a family and friend carer be unable to provide the vital assistance needed due to unforeseen circumstances, there is someone at the end of a ...

11 January 2021

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Update on Sussex COVID--19 vaccination

It's fantastic news that the NHS is able to have started delivering a safe, effective vaccine. This is the biggest immunisation programme in NHS history – and we are delighted to see the progress across Sussex to protect local people. The NHS star...

22 December 2020

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