Carers Voices Engagement

November 2016 Carer Engagement Pack

Carers Rights Day 2016 – Missing out? Know your rights as a carer


 Carers Rights Day is an annual campaign hosted by Carers UK. It aims to bring organisations across the UK together to:-

  • Make carers aware of their rights.
  • Let carers know where to get help and support.
  • Raise awareness of the needs of carers

This year Carers Rights Day falls on Friday 25th November 2016 and in East Sussex there are a wide range of activities, events and Carer Awareness training sessions being held across the county. More information on the national campaign can be found at As part of our work around this campaign in East Sussex this Carers Voices Engagement Pack is around supporting carers to:-

  • know where to go to access information and support around their rights as an unpaid carer and
  • to share their views and experiences around some key carers rights issues:-
  • Carers Assessments
  • Access to information from Adult Social Care – Review of printed information
  • A life outside caring (social activities)

To see the full pack, which includes information and resources to help you share your views, please download the engagement pack below.

Carers Rights Engagement Pack 


If you have any questions or have difficulties accessing the pack either call Care for the carers on 01323 738390 or email


 Carers Voices Engagement Pathway Resource  Pack : No 1

Care Quality Commission Inspection of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of all health and social care services in England. They will shortly be inspecting services provided by East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust which includes: 

Services delivered at:

  • Conquest Hospital (St Leonard’s on Sea)
  • Eastbourne District General Hospital
  • Bexhill Hospital
  • Rye, Winchelsea and District Memorial Hospital.

The inspection will start on 3rd October 2016. Before that date they have asked if we could get feedback about the Trust from carers that we work with. Therefore we would really like to hear what you think about the services delivered so that we can make sure your views contribute to their inspection process. More information can be found by downloading the engagement pack below.

Engagement Pack 201608 – CQC Inspection (.zip – contains .pdf and .docx)

Carers Voices Engagement Pathway Resource  Pack : No 2

The Care for the Carers Autumn Forum will be taking place in Hastings on: Wednesday 19th October 2016 at The Hastings Centre, The Ridge, Hastings TN34 2SA –  A light lunch will be provided.

As an unpaid carer, you are officially invited to attend this free event.

You are welcome to arrive from 9.30am onwards to browse the Market Place and speak to professionals with the official start time of 10.00am

The theme for the forum is ‘Carers Hot Topics’.

For more information please download the pack below.

Autumn Forum (.zip – contains .pdf and .docx)