Welcome to the website for carers in West Sussex
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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New items added:
MAY1st-31st: International CFS/ME Awareness Day - www.whathealth.com
1st-31st: Cystic Fibrosys Month - www.whathealth.com
19th-25th: National Epilepsy Week – www.epilepsy.org.uk
19th-27th: Dementia Awareness Week – www.alzheimers.org.uk
29th May-5th June: Multiple Sclerosis Week – www.mssociety.org.uk
Carers Week 2013 - Prepared to Care?
Carers Week 2013 takes place on 10th-16th June and the theme for this year is "Prepared to Care?" The campaign will focus on how the UK's current carer population is coping, how effectively government is supporting the growing numbers of carers and whether the wider population is prepared for future caring responsibilities. Sir David Jason OBE, Tony Robinson, Dame Judi Dench, Richard McCourt and Lynda Bellingham are supporting Carers Week 2013. The author Jilly Cooper has also offered her support this year.
"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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