Welcome to the website for carers in West SussexNational News and Noticeboard
This site is for carers in West Sussex and aims to help put carers in touch with local support and services and to give support to carers in every way it can.
Many people who look after ill, disabled or frail family or friends do not think of themselves as carers and are unaware of the support available to them. Find out exactly what we mean by the word Carer.
Tell us what you think of this website – complete our online survey at www.surveymonkey.com - it should only take about five minutes to complete. We value all comments and suggestions to help us ensure the site is useful and informative for carers in West Sussex.
MARCH1st-31st: The Great Daffodil Appeal - www.mariecurie.org.uk
1st: SAID (Self-Injury Awareness Day) - www.scar-tissue.net
7th: National Doodle Day - www.nationaldoodleday.org.uk
8th: International Women’s Day - www.internationalwomensday.com
9th-15th: World Glaucoma Week - www.wgweek.net
10th-16th: Brain Awareness Week - www.dana.org
13th: World Kidney Day - www.worldkidneyday.org
21st: World Down Syndrome Day - www.worlddownsyndromeday.org
24th: World TB Day - www.stoptb.org
26th-1st Apr: National Salt Awareness Week - www.actiononsalt.org.uk
26th: World Purple Day - www.purpleday.org
New items added:
State of Caring survey 2014Carers UK's annual survey is now open – help them find out what impact caring has on carers' lives. This survey is carried out each year to show just what it is like to be carer. By completing this survey, you can help to expose how hard it can be to care and what needs to change to make carers’ lives better. The survey has been shortened compared to previous years and focuses on how caring affects finances, health and the ability to live your own life. Your views and experiences inform Carers UK's work with Government and decision-makers throughout the UK. Fill in the survey here
"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around" - Dr. Leo Buscaglia (1924-1998)
Being a CarerNot usually your chosen job.
You do it in response to love, loyalty, duty or circumstance.
You look after or provide health, safety and comfort
You are afraid to be ill
You feel isolated and lonely
Are under huge amounts of stress
You have to be reliable and very adaptable
There are no easy quick-fix solutions
But … a half-smile, a wink, a nod of the head
Can melt your heart
With memories of what was before
And caring becomes a pleasure
And not simply…..a chore!
Carers Support West Sussex
Carers Support West Sussex can talk to you about your caring situation and advise you about what support is available. The link above will take you to a page that gives with details of the services they provide and how to contact them.
Carer workers jobs in West Sussex
If and when both salaried and voluntary vacancies become available in the West Sussex area, we shall post them on this website. Vacancies can also be submitted here. The link above will take you to the Jobs section.
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