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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

CRD Legal Q&A

For Carers Rights Day we asked you to submit your carer related legal questions for solicitors Bennett Griffin to answer. All the questions and answers have now been collated and you can read them below. 1. I read that Carers can get max £...

25 November 2020

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Carers Support chosen to take part in the Co-op Community Fund

Carers Support has been chosen to take part in the Co-op Community Fund for their Tilgate store in Crawley. This means that when Tilgate Co-op members shop at this store money will automatically be donated to us to raise funds for our CHAT* events...

18 November 2020

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CRD Media release

Press release 17.11.20 On the 26th November, carers from across West Sussex can access a series of informative online sessions hosted by Carers Support West Sussex (CSWS). The workshops are designed to help unpaid carers better understand their ...

17 November 2020

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Remembrance Day: Caring for a Veteran

By Nicola Coughlin Each year on the 11th of November we observe Armistice Day to recall the end of World War I and honour the veterans of previous conflict. But how many of us consider those who are carers of veterans and what all of this means ...

11 November 2020

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Alcohol Awareness Week - CSWS media release

Media release 9/11/20The county’s leading charity for family and friend carers, Carers Support West Sussex (CSWS), is reaching out to those who might be affected by someone else’s alcohol or drug misuse, by launching a series of new workshops set ...

09 November 2020

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Podcasts for Carers

Podcasts are a great form of relaxation and escape. You can listen to them anywhere: while getting chores done, while driving, or to help you fall asleep. They’re also a fun way to learn more and to be inspired. We’ve assembled this list of the be...

06 November 2020

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Free flu jab protects carers and those they care for

Sussex Flu Vaccination Update 2 November 2020 Carers are being offered the free flu jab to protect them from catching the virus and stop its spread to those they care for, who could become seriously ill and even die from catching the flu. The NHS...

02 November 2020

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National Befriending Week – 1-7 June 2020

Connecting carers in West Sussex 1-7 November is National Befriending Week and an opportunity for us to tell you about our new telephone befriending Service. Carers Support West Sussex is delighted to be able to offer this new service of telephone...

01 November 2020

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Supporting people with memory loss – the NHS is here for you

The NHS are urging West Sussex residents struggling with ongoing memory issues to contact their GP for a memory assessment. Bikram Raychaudhuri, Clinical Lead for Dementia at the Sussex NHS Commissioners said: “We can all experience memory proble...

20 October 2020

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National Poetry Day

National Poetry Day is an annual celebration on the first Thursday of October that encourages all to enjoy, discover and share poetry. To mark the occasion we thought we’d share some of the poetry written by our carers during Carers Week in June, ...

01 October 2020

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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 lockdown. Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity, working ti...

21 September 2020

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National Dementia Carers Day

Today, Sunday 13th September, is National Dementia Carers Day. NDCD was founded by a group of organisations including Alzheimer’s society and SweetTree Home Care Services, with the aim of raising awareness of and supporting the role of unpaid deme...

13 September 2020

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