Carers’ directory

1. Carer support services

There are a range of services available for carers in East Sussex.

If you’re unsure what type of support you need then contact Care for the Carers – the carer’s centre for East Sussex. They offer information, advice and support and can act as the first point of contact for all services.

Care for the Carers

An independent charity which works with unpaid carers of all ages.

Available across East Sussex.

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Alzheimer’s Society – Carer Information and Support Programme (CrISP)

If you are a carer, family member or friend of someone who has been recently diagnosed with dementia, CriSP can give you the support and advice you need. Office opening times: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Available across East Sussex.

  • Phone: 01424 773687
  • Email: east.sussex@alzheimers.org.uk

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The Association of Carers

An independent local charity which provides free, high-quality volunteer-led services to carers.

Available across East Sussex.

  • Phone: 0300 330 9498
  • Email: info@associationofcarers.org.uk

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British Red Cross – Carers Support Service

Free, short-term practical and emotional support for carers to allow them to have a short break from their caring role or to support them in times of crisis.

Available across East Sussex.

Referral or enquiries:

  • Phone: 0800 0280831
  • Email:
    • EScarerssupport@redcross.org.uk
    • enquirieskentandsussex@redcross.org.uk

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Wealden and Eastbourne

  • 01435 866 270 or 07885 808429

Lewes and the Havens

  • 01273 227 802 or 07885 808433

Rother and Hastings

  • 01424 214720 or 07702 338578

Coastal Wellbeing – Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP)

Coastal Wellbeing offers Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) groups to carers who might feel isolated, frustrated, guilty, misunderstood, overwhelmed or alone.

Available across East Sussex.

Molly Booth

  • Phone: 07507 734 370
  • Email: molly@coastalwellbeing.co.uk

Lucy Tucknott

  • Phone: 07598 323 254
  • Email: lucy@coastalwellbeing.co.uk

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East Sussex Family & Carers’ Team (FACT)

FACT supports people who are affected by someone else’s substance misuse and mental health problems. They offer advice and signposting, drop-ins, support groups, one-to-one sessions, workshops and training for carers.

Available across East Sussex.

Emma Jones

  • Phone: 07920786352
  • Email: ejones@cranstoun.org.uk

Tara O’Connor

  • Phone: 07795953951
  • Email: to’connor@cranstoun.org.uk

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Headway East Sussex

Headway East Sussex is a registered charity which supports anyone affected by a brain injury including stroke.

Available across East Sussex.

  • Phone: 01825 724323 (Counselling & Carers Services Manager)
  • Email: info@headwayeastsussex.org.uk

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Making Memories Dementia Carers Groups

Unpaid carers of people with dementia/Alzheimer’s and the person they care for are invited to join Care for the Carers for monthly, free entertainment and support at these groups.

Available in Bexhill, Hailsham and Seaford.

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Mental Health Carers’ Group

Regular meetings for carers of people with mental health issues.

Available in Hollington, St Leonards-on-Sea.

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Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association

Support, information and advice if you are caring for someone with motor neurone disease.

Available across East Sussex.

  • Phone: 01323 843084
  • Email: smallwood.sue@sky.com

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STAR – East Sussex Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service

STAR offers free advice, information, counselling and support groups for anyone affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol use.

Available across East Sussex.

  • Phone: 0300 30 38 160 (Freephone)
  • Email: eastsussex.star@cgl.org.uk

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Sussex Armed Forces Network – Carers and Families Liaison

A group of organisations which work together to improve the lives of the armed forces community. SAFN has a dedicated carers and families liaison worker whose work focuses on support and recognition for carers and families from the armed and ex-armed forces community.

Available across East Sussex.

  • Phone: 01273 746222
  • Email: jane.burt@thecarerscentre.org

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National helplines

Carers Direct

Carers Direct is a free and confidential phone and online service, offering information and advice for carers.

Lines are open

  • Monday to Friday (except bank holidays) 9am to 8pm
  • Weekends 11am to 4pm

Calls are free from landlines, or you can ask for a call back.

Carers UK

Carers UK is a national charity providing information and advice to carers and the professionals who support carers.

Lines are open

  • Monday to Friday – 10am to 4pm

Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones

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