Care for the Carers is joining the national celebrations for Carers Week 2017 and will be highlighting the challenges carers face and the contribution they make to their families and communities throughout East Sussex.
The focus of this year’s Carers Week is Building Carer Friendly Communities – places where carers feel supported to look after their family or friends, and are recognised as individuals with needs of their own. An example of this is a GP practice offering appointment times that fit around someone’s caring responsibilities, or an employer that supports flexible working hours.
Nominate a Carer Friendly business
If you know a local business or service provider that’s helping to make a difference to carers’ lives, big or small, let us know. We want to recognise local organisations that are helping to make carers’ lives a little bit easier, and encourage others to do the same – together we can make East Sussex a Carer Friendly county.
Carer Friendly Communities Survey
Care for the Carers is conducting a short survey about Carer Friendly Communities. The survey can be completed online by visiting: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NNSRC7B. Anyone completing the survey will be entered into a prize draw on 30th June for a £50 Argos voucher.
Whether you’re a health or social care professional, a local business, or an unpaid carer, here’s how to get involved:
- Share your story about being a carer
- Become a Volunteer Ambassador
- Attend a Carer Awareness Training session
- Join the Carers’ Voices Network
- Help people you know to identify themselves as a carer
- Fundraise to support carers in East Sussex
- Raise awareness in your community
- Follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page
- Let us know about the events you’re hosting
Care for the Carers and our partner organisations will be hosting events around the county. For more information about what’s on in East Sussex, see our calendar of events.
All local carers can access free information and advice from Care for the Carers, so even if you can’t attend the events, you can still contact us find out how we can support you.
For more information or to get involved, contact us on 01323 738390 or by emailing email@example.com.