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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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New items added:

  • Views wanted on children and young people excluded from school - go to the National News and Noticeboard page
  • Watch the Children's Minister's message to young carers - go to the Young carers stories page
  • Free fire safety checks for older people - go to the Noticeboard page
  • Guide for fathers of children with disabilities - go to the Parent Carer page
  • Facts about autism to be aware of - go to the Children with special needs page
  • Autism Aware Card for West Sussex residents - go to the Autism Aware Card page

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    8th-14th: National Transplant Week – www.transplantweek.co.uk
    24th: Samaritans Awareness Day – www.samaritans.org
    28th: World Hepatitis Day – www.worldhepatitisalliance.org

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    Carers Week 2013 - Prepared to Care?

    Carers Week 2013 took place on 10th-16th June and the theme for this year is "Prepared to Care?" The campaign focused 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 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!

    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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