Care for the Carers is the Carers Centre for East Sussex and a network partner of Carers Trust. We are an independent charity and have been supporting unpaid carers in East Sussex since 1989.
A team of staff and volunteer Ambassadors provide free practical and emotional advice and signpost to services that offer a wide range of information, support, advice and training across the county.
Care for the Carers put carers in touch with other carers and offer a range of groups, training and events across the county. We also support carers to share their views and experiences through our Carers Voices work. Our ‘Building a Carer Friendly Community’ initiative increases carer awareness through our work with local communities, organisations and service providers.
All our work is developed based on the expressed needs of carers and reflects local and national strategy, legislation, research and best practice.
Our Organisational Aims:
- To empower carers to be involved in decisions and making choices that affect their lives.
- To ensure that carers are recognised and valued.
- To inform carers of their rights and help them to access the services and support to which they are entitled.
- To enable carers to acquire skills, knowledge and understanding of their role as a carer.
- To enable carers to access a good quality of life within and outside caring (to include health and well-being, leisure, education and employment).
Care for the Carers meets the needs of carers in a variety of ways depending on their preferences, the difficulties they may be facing and the level of care they are providing. We expect to be working in partnership with statutory colleagues to meet the needs of carers who provide regular and substantial care and we work with a range of voluntary sector colleagues and the statutory agencies that have a responsibility for carers, such as Social Care, Health and Education.