Information for Carers

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust is committed to working in partnership with carers to ensure the best outcomes for patients and to provide the information, support and involvement which carers need to carry out their role.

We  aim to ensure that we meet the needs of our patients and their carers in the delivery of our service.

We recognise that there is work to be done in involving carers in the planning and delivery of care whilst their partner, relative or friend is in hospital and we have guidance for staff around involving carers, and aim to improve and support good practice.

Support for carers

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

Their team of staff and volunteers can provide free practical and emotional advice – face to face, by telephone, or online. They can put you in touch with other carers, and help you navigate the range of services available locally. They also run support groups, training and events across the county – whether you are interested in speaking up on important issues, or having some time out to relax or meet new people.

Care for the Carers represents carers and raises awareness of caring, working with local communities, organisations and service providers to build a carer friendly East Sussex.

All their work is developed with carers, and in response to their expressed needs and reflects local and national strategy, legislation, research and best practice.

(01323) 738390