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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 hello@carerssupport.org.uk

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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2021: Make a resolution that you can keep

The new year is always the time we traditionally make our resolutions: keep fit, lose weight or give up smoking and we often only keep them for a few weeks. This year why not make a resolution that you will keep to all year by giving some time to...

21 December 2020

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NHS 111

Unless it is a medical 999 emergency, the NHS in Sussex is urging everyone to call 111 to help people get the care they need. From the start of this month, people who call 111 will be able to speak to a range of health professionals and if needed...

18 December 2020

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Vaccination Champions

We are seeking volunteers to become Vaccination Champions to help the NHS in Sussex raise awareness of the COVID-19 vaccination. Vaccination Champions are part of an exciting new way of helping the NHS in Sussex communicate about the COVID-19 vac...

16 December 2020

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Free PPE for all non-registered carers

Those who care for others can now access free PPE from West Sussex County Council. This new offer is available as central Government has provided the county council with more PPE supplies. Now, all those providing care who are not registered wi...

08 December 2020

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Independence and peace of mind

By Nicola Coughlin We all appreciate things that make life a little easier and as a carer this is especially important. Did you know that as a registered carer we have a specialist equipment service available to you? The service offers a vari...

02 December 2020

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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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