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

July 2020

June 2020

Impact Initiatives: Carer return to work case studies

Impact Initiatives is a local organisation helping people of all ages to live healthy and fulfilling lives. Their services include supported housing, advocacy, support for young people, cafés, centres and activities for people aged 50+, employment support and out-of-school activities. Supported Employment West Sussex (SEWS) is a [...]

May 2020

Ehlers-Danlos syndromes awareness and life in lockdown: Rachel’s story

Before the start of this lockdown period, Emily my youngest daughter, 14 had been finding school a bit of a struggle. Whilst academically clever, she was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes when she was 11 and finds the day to day ‘normal stuff’ very tiring.  Her school [...]

Making Caring Visible and Shining a Light on Family and Friend Carers Across West Sussex

Every Thursday evening, we stand on our doorsteps and make some noise. At first, we were clapping for the NHS, then we added in key workers, shopworkers, posties, delivery drivers, each other and now we are just clapping to be alive. There is something very [...]

April 2020

National charity celebrates siblings of disabled brothers or sisters

To mark National Siblings Day on Friday, the UK charity Sibs will celebrate siblings who have disabled brothers or sisters. With the country in lockdown, many adult siblings are either unable to see their family members or have taken on additional caring responsibilities. Younger siblings may [...]

Community Chef’s recipes for 10-minute pea soup, savoury muffins and more!

We are excited to share these simple but delicious recipes from Community Chef, an organisation that runs cookery workshops, including our Man with a Pan cooking course for male carers. Community Chef delivers training courses for cookery leaders, food banks, community cafes and community organisations. Their [...]

Be scam savvy – Local charity consortium advises on avoiding scams during pandemic

Press release 8 April 2020 A consortium of charities based in West Sussex, Brighton and Hove is advising people of the steps they can take to avoid scammers during the Coronavirus pandemic. Age UK West Sussex, Brighton & Hove, Age UK Horsham District, Aldingbourne Trust, Citizens [...]

Appointment of Caroline Pope into the new position of Carer Services Director

Press release 06/04/2020 During this unsettling time since the COVID-19 outbreak, local charity, Carers Support West Sussex, are maintaining a level of business as usual by welcoming Caroline Pope on the 6th April. The charity provides over 25,000 unpaid carers living in West Sussex with information [...]

March 2020

Our tips for your mental health and wellbeing during the Coronavirus situation

It feels impossible to escape updates about coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) right now, be it through the news, social media, TV or from friends and family. While it is important to stay up-to-date about the virus, an endless cycle of speculation and panic is the [...]

February 2020