Are you a carer?

Do you look after a relative, friend or neighbour who couldn’t manage without your help?

If you provide unpaid support to a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems, you are a carer.  You might feel that you’re doing what anyone else would in your situation; looking after your mum, son, or best friend and just getting on with it.

Care for the Carers is here to support you in your caring role.

We are your local carers centre

Care for the Carers is an independent charity and we have been supporting unpaid carers in East Sussex since 1989.

Our team of staff and volunteers can provide free practical & emotional advice – face to face, by telephone, or online. We can put you in touch with other carers, and offer a range of groups, training and events across the county.


Practical Help & Advice Planning Ahead Someone To Talk To Influencing Decision Makers

Know your rights

Guidance through the health and social care system, help to find out about welfare rights, training, and development opportunities.

Carers Card

This helps to identify carers in the event of an emergency, and offers exclusive retail discounts.

Carers’ Groups

Spend time with other carers at a wellbeing group, and share common interests and experiences.

Carers’ Voices

Support to get your views across – at meetings, conferences, and through social networking.

When there is a crisis

Expert advice on hospital issues, respite, and carers’ rights.

Care Passport

Helping you to share information on the needs of the person you care for when they are in hospital.

Time to Talk

Our counselling programme is tailored to help carers manage the feelings and challenges caring can bring.

Carers’ Forums

Come along and have your say, put your questions to health and social care professionals, and meet other carers.

Take care of yourself

Tips and techniques on looking after your own health and wellbeing, and support to take time out from your caring role.

Information and advice

Our expert advisers can help you to identify the support you need and how to access it.

Looking After Me

Work with a volunteer mentor to make positive chances in your life and prioritise your health and wellbeing.

Carer Representatives

Influence the planning and development of health and social care services, representing the voice of local carers and sharing your expertise.