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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

June 2018

Carers Week

Jane Brown is our Carer Services Manager for the south of the county. With carers week almost over the joy I have experienced of seeing family and friend carers from all walks of life enjoying their day has been the best part of carers week for me [...]

April 2018

March 2018

February 2018

The Mirror Effect

Jane Brown is our Carer Services Manager for the south of the county. When you look in the mirror what do you see?  You in your role as a friend, partner, relative, carer?  Or do you see yourself, the person you are, the individual you? When you [...]

January 2018

Let’s have a chat

Penny is a Specialist Support Team Leader Last year we received a call from Vicky Baker at the Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust (SPFT) asking for input from, and involvement with,  family and friend carers of people with a learning disability.  She was keen to understand carer’s experiences, [...]


Lyn Chappell - Emotional Wellbeing Programme Lead Every year, like so many people, we get out our Christmas decorations.  These are the same ones that we carefully boxed up last year.  There is one in particular which catches my eye;  a silver tree decoration.  Just one word [...]

December 2017

June 2017

May 2017


Nicky is a Dementia Carer Wellbeing Support Worker with Carers Support West Sussex.  Here she writes about working on one-to-one support via our mailbox. This week I have contacted a carer who lives in Chichester.  She was referred to me via the Dementia mailbox.  This carer has already [...]

New Carer Support

Jackie is a member of the Carers Support Dementia Team and has written a piece about what it's like meeting new carers at our 1:1 sessions in Henfield. Today I have set up my ‘work-camp’ at The Haven in Henfield where Carers Support West Sussex have a [...]

January 2017


Eric is a carer living in West Sussex.  He's asked that we don't publish any further details.  Here is his story. My wife has PSP (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy).  In the early stages she was able to be mobile using a three-wheeled walker.   We used to enjoy going [...]

November 2016

October 2016

September 2016


Some goals will always be out of reach, but you can achieve so much during the pursuit, that it really doesn’t matter if you never reach your final destination.