Helplines and websites for carers

General support

Care for the Carers
Charity supporting carers in East Sussex. Offers information and advice, support groups and an emergency alert service.
Carers Direct
Carers Direct is a free and confidential phone and online service, offering information and advice for carers.Lines are open from 9am to 8pm Monday to Friday (except Bank Holidays), and from 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines, or you can ask for a free call back…
Carers Trust
Carers Trust provides information, advice and support for carers
The Association of Carers (AoC)
Local respite services to carers and the loved ones they care for. Special services for young carers and those over 50.
Home Library Service
Free home delivery of library books and audio books to people who are housebound or have caring responsibilities that make getting to the library difficult.
East Sussex Community Information Service – ESCIS
Local information about community groups, services and organisations in East Sussex and Brighton & Hove.
Carers UK
Carers UK – the voice of UK Carers
The National Careline
A not-for-profit organisation that gives information about care and support to older people, their carers and their families.
Rally Round
Helps people needing support (or their main carer) to let trusted friends and family members know how they can help out. Allows you to invite people to see what jobs need doing, who has agreed to do what and what jobs have already been done and by whom.
Support for young carers
Care for the Carers – Young carers
The Young Carers' Service supports young people who provide substantial physical or emotional care for a family member. Includes clubs, one to one support, and activities and trips.
YCNet
A supportive online community from Carers trust, where young carers can find other young people in a similar position and share experiences in a safe environment. Help and advice via the Agony Aunt pages, email and chat sessions with online support team.
The Association of Carers (AoC) – young carers
Helping young carers locally in Hastings and Rother to have some time out from caring each week.

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