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Welcome to the website for carers in West Sussex

National 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.

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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.

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New items added:

  • Pensioners give up winter fuel payments - go to the National News and Noticeboard page
  • Free eLearning about personalisation and personal budgets - go to the Education and training opportunities for carers page
  • Booklets for older people with tips on staying independent - go to the National News and Noticeboard page
  • Warm Homes – Healthy Families - go to the National News and Noticeboard page
  • Choose the best school for your autistic child - go to the Children with special needs page
  • What it is like to be a male carer - go to the National News and Noticeboard page
  • Preparing for adulthood - what parents need to know - go to the Children with special needs page
  • How to manage your debts - go to the National News and Noticeboard page
  • Autism Aware Card for West Sussex residents - go to the Autism Aware Card page


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    Carers rights Day, 29th November 2013 - rights, advice, support


    Carers Rights Day is about getting carers the information and advice they need to claim benefits, access practical support and find out how technology can help take the pressure off, focusing on ensuring that carers understand their rights and get access to good quality advice that can support them to care.

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    "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)

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    Being a Carer

    Not 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 worry
    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!
    (Anon)

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    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.

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    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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