Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you

There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

  • Caring for a parent

    Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

  • Telling people

    Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.

  • Taking a break

    Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

  • Housing and carers

    Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

Contact Carers Direct

0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

Carers Support Workers

We have different Carers Support Workers who can provide support and information on an individual basis, including access to financial support that maybe available. 

GP surgery based: working with every GP Surgery through out the area; support workers visit the surgeries on a weekly basis. 

Mental Health: a support worker can meet with you in your own home, or another place of your choice, to look at ways of helping you to improve your quality of life and help you continue in your caring role. 

Learning Disabilities: a support worker provides practical and emotional support to help you in your caring role. 

Hospital: support workers are available at East Surrey, Crawley and Horsham Hospitals. 

How can we help you?

Many carers do not see themselves as such- because they see themselves as a parent, spouse/partner, son/daughter, relative, friend or neighbour. 

1 in 10 of the population are carers. 

As a result, they often miss out on services, support, advice and benefits available to them. 

Carers Support Service, North and Mid Sussex can help you by providing information, practical and emotional support and a listening ear. 

If you wish to speak to Carers Support Service please let our receptionists know or phone 01293 657040. 

GP workers: 01293 657046 

or you can register online by visiting 

Carers Support Service 
The Orchard 
1-2 Gleneagles Court 
Brighton Road 
West Sussex 
RH10 6AD

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