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Worthing and District Carers Liaison Service

Support, information and advice for people looking after someone who is ill, frail or has a disability, and for the person being cared for. Set up in 1991 to provide confidential information and support to people who are looking after a family member, friend or neighbour in the Adur, East Arun, Worthing and Chanctonbury areas (including Steyning, Henfield, Storrington and Pulborough).

They provide:
  • A support worker for carers of working age adults with a mental health difficulty, and living in Adur, East Arun or Worthing.
  • A support and information worker specifically for older carers of people with learning difficulties.
  • Information on a huge range of topics connected with caring - e.g. benefits, local services, short breaks and equipment. The Carers Support Worker can also provide this information during monthly visits to GP surgeries in Henfield, Steyning, Storrington and Pulborough. She can be seen by appointment booked through the surgeries or telephone the above number if it is not possible to visit the surgery.
  • The chance to talk to someone about your feelings about being a carer, and access to free, formal counselling if required
  • A quarterly newsletter to keep you informed of local activities for carers, training opportunities, new services, benefit changes etc.
  • A Carers Information Pack full of useful contacts in Health, Social and Caring Services and voluntary organisations
  • Activities for carers including back care workshops, gentle exercise, pampering days, open meetings
  • Access to the Healthy Living Centre for Older People and Carers at Methold House, including low-cost and free activities such as computer tuition, hairdressing, healthy walks, handicrafts and choir
  • Access to low-cost complementary therapies through our arrangement with local complementary therapists
  • Practical bereavement support where the person being cared for has died
  • Advocacy on caring-related issues and chance to have your voice heard
  • Information and support if the person you care for is moving into a residential or nursing care home, including regular group meetings
  • Access to Princess Royal Trust for Carers individual grants for carers
  • Details of local carers groups

All the services provided by the Carers Liaison Service are free. You are welcome to contact us Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm on the number below.

Methold House
North Street
West Sussex
BN11 1DU

Phone: 01903 528600

Fax: 01903 528611

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.carerswsx.org.uk

Download their latest newsletter from http://www.carerswsx.org.uk/latest_news_sheet.htm


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