Care for the Carers, a charity that supports unpaid carers in East Sussex, is offering an open Carer Awareness Training session for members of the public, including local employers, to help raise awareness of the estimated 65,000 unpaid carers in East Sussex.

If you’d like to learn more about the role of unpaid carers, register for the free session taking place on Tuesday 12 June at 9.30am at Sara Hampson Training Room, Eastbourne District General Hospital. The training is just one of the many events going on all around the country to help mark this year’s Carers Week, from 11-17th June 2018.

Other events marking Carers Week in East Sussex include a pampering session in Polegate, an open garden in Seaford, a creative retreat in Cross in Hand, information stands in Rye, Uckfield, Eastbourne, Hastings, St Leonards and Brede, plus a fun day at the Isabel Blackman in Hastings, with loads more events being added to the roster on a regular basis.

The Carer Awareness Training will outline the impact of caring, highlight
key information for carers, including carers’ rights, the East Sussex Carers Card (which offers discounts to carers at local businesses) and the importance of identifying and supporting carers.

“Any given person could be in a position one day where they are caring for a partner, child or parent full time and this has a financial impact that can make life very difficult,” says local Care for the Carers fundraiser, Jon Heneke, who will be climbing Kilimanjaro later this summer, in aid of the charity.

To book a place at the Carer Awareness Training, or for more information, email Carole Gregory [email protected], call 01323 738390 or visit

See a full round up of local events taking place for Carers Week 2018 on the Care for the Carers website:


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