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Carers Week

Carers Centre in Brighton Independent

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

The Carers Centre has appeared in a lovely article showing all the great work we do in the Brighton Independent. There is even a competition to win tickets to an ‘escape the room’ activity.

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Armed Forces Mental Health First Aid Course

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

We are happy to announce that the Sussex and Kent and Medway Armed Forces Networks are now able to deliver Armed Forces Mental Health First Aid training in support of the Armed forces Community in these counties. Whilst this training usually costs ÂŁ330 per person we are able to offer this free of charge courtesy […]

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Proud to be the Mayor’s Chosen Charity

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

The newly appointed Mayor of Brighton and Hove, Pete West has selected The Carers Centre as one of his Chosen Charities to work with this year. Sworn in on 12th May 2016, Mayor Pete West is pushing to support more charities within the city than his predecessors.   In a change to traditional practice, Mayor […]

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Mind Focus Group

Friday, April 8th, 2016

  Can you help shape Mind’s work? Be part of Mind’s focus group Are you over 60? Have you used psychological therapy services in the NHS in the last year? or Do you suffer from depression or anxiety but have not been able to access an appropriate service? If so you could help shape Mind’s […]

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Dementia Research

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Information sheet To be included in the study you must be: A family member (or significant other) of the person with dementia Aged over 18 years Contributing towards providing the support required by the person with dementia Caring for someone with dementia who has a diagnosis of dementia (any type)

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Free Solicitor Appointments

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Do you need free legal advice?  The Carers Centre provides half-hour sessions with local solicitors, the next dates for which are 24th March and 31st March. Advice is available on areas including charging for home care/rest & nursing home placements & other  Council services, NHS Continuing Care funding, Wills and Trusts, Inheritance Tax Planning, Powers of Attorney […]

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Free Carer Awareness Training for GP Staff

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Supporting and identifying carers through GP Practices – FREE STAFF TRAINING 1 in 10 patients are unpaid carers. We work with local GP practices to make sure they are aware of the importance of identifying and supporting both young and adult unpaid carers. We can provide you with staff training, resources and up-to-date information on […]

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New Brighton support group for Adult Siblings

Monday, February 15th, 2016

National charity Sibs is working to establish a network of groups for adult siblings (18 and over) of people with a learning disability/autism.  A first Brighton group meeting will be held on the 2nd March 7.30 to 9pm. Please email Clare Kassa brightonadultsibs@gmail.com  or visit www.sibs.org.uk for further details of the group.

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Park the Charges

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Carers UK is working with Julie Cooper MP to campaign to make hospital parking free for carers in England. So far, the campaign has succeeded in getting the Department of Health to update its guidance on hospital parking charges to specifically include carers – for the very first time – as a group for which concessions, such as free or reduced […]

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Free Adult Ed courses

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Friends Centre in Brighton has launched a government-funded National Community Learning Mental Health Pilot which is open to adults 19 years old and over in Brighton and Hove; to find out about the courses on offer click here (starts download) or visit their website www.friendscentre.org

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Proposals to change Library Services

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Brighton & Hove City Council will get less funding from central government over the next few years, and has to consider how to make savings while still providing statutory services like Libraries. The council has carried out a detailed review of library services and there are a number of key proposals based on the findings […]

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Opportunity for BME LD Carers

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

 Information from Parent Carers’ Council – Opportunity for BME (black and minority ethnic group) parents who care for someone with a learning disability ——————————————————————————————– Do you have difficulties on understanding the health and social care available in Brighton and Hove and have a child with special educational needs? We are Paolo and Ruhiya and we work […]

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Coffee Mornings 2016

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Coffee Mornings 2016

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Mill View Groups 2016

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Mill View Carers Support Group Monthly, 2.45pm – 4.15pm, Activity Room, Group Treatment Service, 1st Floor, Mill View Hospital, Nevill Avenue, Hove, BN3 7HZ A monthly support group where carers can share stories and receive support and advice, with an emphasis on the carer’s experience. The group is primarily for carers who support people who […]

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NHS Health Checks

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

  NHS Health Checks at The Carers Centre

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Bluebird Tea Co Donation

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

The Carers Centre would like to say a huge thank you to Bluebird Tea Co in Brighton for raising an incredible ÂŁ623.27 for the charity!   These funds will go towards our respite caravan for carers. The caravan, which will be located in East Sussex, is going to offer carers a cheap option for breaks and […]

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The Carers Centre Hospital Survey

Monday, November 9th, 2015

‘From admission to discharge: Carer involvement throughout the process’ We are currently undertaking a piece of research for the Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). We would like to find out about the experiences of carers looking after someone who has had a hospital admission at either the Royal Sussex County or the Brighton General […]

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Carers Summit 2015

Monday, October 19th, 2015

Carers Summit 2015

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Feed the 5,000

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

On Thursday 29th October Brighton and Hove Food Partnership and other local organisations will be serving up 5,000 lunches made entirely out of food that would otherwise have been wasted. They are aiming to shine a light on global and regional food waste issues. A free lunch will be provided along with cookery demos and talks from food […]

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Breakaway Group December – no meeting

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Please note: there will be no breakaway group meeting in December. The group will resume as normal in January.  “Has a year or more passed since you lost someone you were caring for?  Want to get out and about to socialise with other ex-carers? We’re a new self-sufficient group that has ‘broken away’ from The Carers […]

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Online Course – Caring for People with Psychosis

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

A free online course for people caring for someone with Psychosis or Schizophrenia. To access the course please click here. Please note this course is not run by or endorsed by The Carers Centre.

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Trustee Vacancies

Monday, September 21st, 2015

We are currently recruiting for new Trustees; for more information and to apply please see our jobs page.  

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Brighton and Hove Wellbeing Service

Monday, September 7th, 2015

Brighton and Hove Wellbeing Service offers a range of support if you are experiencing emotional difficulties such as feeling anxious, low, or depressed. We are an NHS community-based service supporting people from age 4 years upwards in Brighton and Hove.  You may self-refer directly to the service on our website. www.brightonandhovewellbeing.org

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Eating Disorders Service – Update

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

The Brighton and Hove Eating Disorders Service (branded as BHEDS Peer 2 Peer) is to merge the men’s and women’s peer support groups to offer twice monthly groups for adults of all genders from October. The Peer Support Service will involve two groups: one for men and women directly affected by eating disorders and one […]

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Lung Cancer Support Group

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Lung Cancer Support group (run by run by Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust)

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Sussex Partnership Carer Survey

Monday, August 24th, 2015

This year Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust have a business objective to carry out a survey to establish a baseline in terms of their levels of engagement and involvement in the support that they provide to Carers. In collaboration with The Carers Centre Brighton & Hove and Healthwatch Brighton & Hove they have produced a survey monkey […]

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Text Talk

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

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Mild Cognitive Impairment Support Group

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

Please note this group is not run by The Carers Centre:

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ChariTea

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

New Supporter – Bluebird Tea Company We are pleased to announce that for the period 1st August – 31st October we have been selected as charity partner by Bluebird Tea Company in Brighton, who every quarter pick a charity to award the proceeds from a special blend of tea – Charitea. Bluebird Tea company are an […]

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Care Link Plus

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

If you are not already aware of the service, Care Link Plus is provided by Brighton and Hove City Council, and is a telecare alarm service that is designed to give you and your family peace of mind, with emergency assistance when you need it. Help can be organised for you if you: experience mobility […]

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Brighton and Hove Buses Accessibility Day

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Thursday 2 July at Churchill Square, Brighton & Hove buses will be presenting our very first Accessibility Day which will be taking place on board one of our buses. The bus, which is fitted with an on board loop system for hearing aid users, will be parked throughout the day at Churchill Square from 9.30am until […]

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New supporter

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

The Carers Centre for Brighton and Hove are pleased to announce that we have been chosen by Bungard Funeral Directors as their charity of the year 2015-16. Bungard Funeral Directors is a fifth  generation independent family business, serving  Brighton & Hove and the  surrounding areas. They have been in operation for over 100  years. They […]

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Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals – Service Moves

Friday, June 19th, 2015

Royal Sussex County Hospital (Brighton) and Princess Royal Hospital (Haywards Heath) On the weekend of the 19, 20 & 21 of June, three of our services will be moving between our main hospital sites. These changes are happening to improve services for patients. The emergency and elective cranial neurosurgery service will move from the Princess Royal Hospital […]

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Fair Start Campaign

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

The Carers Trust (of which the Carers Centre is an affiliate member) have launched a campaign asking for extra schools funding to support young carers in schools. Research suggests that as many in 1 in 12 school children are young carers and it has been shown that young carers achieve lower grades at GCSE than […]

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New Mental Health Rapid Response Service

Friday, May 29th, 2015

The service formerly known as BURS (Brighton’s Urgent Response Service), has been re-branded an extended following an increased investment. The service has seen a decrease in the number of people presenting at A&E with Mental Health needs. BURS is now named the Mental Health Rapid Response Service. This new service will respond to urgent requests for assessments […]

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My Health Matters

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

We are excited to tell you about a new service called My Health Matters, which is run by Crossroads Care in East Sussex, and can provide support to the person you look after if you feel you cannot leave them alone so that you can attend your own health care appointments. This could include cover […]

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Carers Challenge Big Event

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Do you work in front line services such as working directly with the public in a GP surgery or a Pharmacy? Or do you work for the Local Authority or for a voluntary sector or community organisation providing support to local residents? For this year’s Carers Challenge the Carers Centre is inviting staff who provide […]

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Green Medicine Bags – Hospital stays

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Patients in Brighton and Hove are being encouraged to take all their medicines when going into hospital in a specially designed green bag. This will help hospital staff in being able to quickly identify what medications someone is taking and how to help them. This should also help to make discharge from hospital quicker, as […]

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Brighton Marathon

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

The Carers Centre would like to extend an enormous thank you to our wonderful Marathon runners, Vas Selvaratnam and Lewis Trower, who completed the Brighton Marathon on Sunday April 12th  2015. Vas finished in a time of 5 hours 21 minutes and Lewis finished in a time of 4 hours 22 minutes. Together they have […]

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Age UK – Fit for the Future

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

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You Only Die Once

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

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Membership of The Carers Centre

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

According to our constitution, membership of the Charity is required to be renewed annually. All existing members of The Carers Centre will have by now been sent a renewal form for 2015/16. If you are not a member of The Carers Centre but would like to become one, please download a membership form and return […]

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Carer Smart

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Carer Smart The Carers Trust has just launched a new discount scheme for carers called  Carer Smart. The club provides a range of discounts and offers to people that provide care to someone unpaid. Many big name brands are featured, such as Boots, Marks & Spencer, Argos, Sainsbury’s, Fitness First and Apple. The offers available […]

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John’s Campaign

Friday, January 30th, 2015

for the right to stay with people with dementia in hospital. Read more    

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Jobs @ The Carers Centre

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

The Carers Centre is currently recruiting for a Schools Worker and an East Brighton Support and Development Worker. For more information and to visit our jobs page, please click here.

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New Carers Card Offers

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

The Carers’ Card is available to anyone caring for someone living in Brighton & Hove. It aims to encourage carers to look after their own wellbeing by offering discounts with local businesses, such as the Theatre Royal, sports centres and complementary therapy venues. To see the full list of carers card offers, including some interesting new […]

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New Carers’ Allowance Online Service

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

You can now apply for Carers’ Allowance at the push of a button. You can make a claim for Carers’ Allowance or report a change of circumstances without having to complete a paper claim form.  The online claim will: • Be received at the Carers’ Allowance Unit immediately • Has fewer questions than the paper claim form • Doesn’t require […]

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A Guide to University

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Brighton University are holding the first in a series of seminars for parents, carers and advisors about applying to University. This is the fourth year they’ve  held these popular seminars and those who have attended have found them really useful. The first seminar takes place on Tuesday 14th October and there is one on all of Brighton […]

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Carers Trust partners with UK Power Networks

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Southdown Housing Association in Brighton are offering a new Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR)  structured 8-week training course. The course was  developed over 30 years ago in the US and is currently delivered worldwide in many different contexts to help people reduce all kinds of stress.   It focuses on cultivating mindfulness (awareness) through formal practices […]

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Stay Well- Save Lives-Fight Flu

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Stay Well- Save Lives-Fight Flu Brighton and Hove City Flu Campaign. Brighton & Hove currently have one of the lowest Flu Vaccination uptakes rates in people over 65 years old in the UK. Brighton & Hove CCG & Public Health (Local Authority)are working to address this by giving all local health and social care workers […]

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Ice bucket challenge

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

   

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Returning to Learning Course

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Brighton and Hove Recovery College ran a new course called Returning To Learning for the first time in the spring, which was created by a former carer based on the experiences of going back into education after being a carer, and as a mature student. The course covers basic study skills such as note taking, researching […]

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Carers UK Campaign

Monday, September 8th, 2014

“Send a message to Parliament: We Care. Don’t You?” The General Election is less than ten months away and Carers UK want to show the Government and all MPs that they cannot ignore carers. As the next step in their We Care. Don’t You? campaign, a letter, signed by the UK’s carers, will be sent to every MP – […]

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Online Training Course for Carers

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

The Open University has launched a new online training course which was developed with and for carers. The course is designed to  help you gain a clearer understanding of who you are, identify your personal qualities and recognise the range of skills and abilities you’ve developed from your personal experiences and whilst caring. It also aims […]

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Britain’s Best Breakfast

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

The ‘Britain’s Best Breakfast’ campaign will encourage people to raise money for Carers Trust (of which The Carers Centre for Brighton and Hove is an affiliate member) by hosting a breakfast event for friends and family in October 2014. Thea Stein, CEO of Carers Trust said: “Carers frequently tell us that they are exhausted, have no time […]

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Leg Ulcer Research

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

“Do you have a leg ulcer or care for someone who does? A research study investigating the psychological wellbeing of people with leg ulcers and their carers is interested in hearing from you! This research study is exploring the psychological wellbeing of people with leg ulcers, the wellbeing of their carers and the relationship between […]

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Brighton & Hove Pharmacy Services – “Have your say”

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Brighton & Hove Pharmacy Services – “Have your say” The council and NHS in Brighton & Hove are conducting a survey to better understand the views of local people on Pharmacy services. These are services provided in pharmacies (also referred to as chemists). This survey will assess whether the current services are meeting the needs […]

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Waitrose Community Matters

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

The Carers Centre has been chosen as one of Waitrose’s Community Matters charities for the month of July, which supports local good causes. The Waitrose branch on Western Road in Brighton has a stand at the back of the store where people can choose which of 3 local causes a pot of ÂŁ1,000 they want […]

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Jointly Caring App FREE license

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Jointly is an innovative mobile and online app designed to support carers. It makes your caring a little easier, less stressful and a lot more organised by making communication and coordination between those who share the care as easy as a text message. The Jointly app was developed by Carers UK, a national carers organisation […]

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‘Patients in Control’ Survey

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is asking patients who have long term conditions and/or their carers,  to complete a quick survey;  we are aiming to better understand the views of patients and their carers in managing their own care more effectively. This survey is part of a programme called “patients in control” which […]

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Integrated Care Consultation

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

If you have, then we would like to talk to you about your experiences! The Carers Centre is currently undertaking consultation with carers on behalf of Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group. The current focus on integrated care within the NHS is as a result of concerns about service fragmentation for patients and in particular […]

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Brighton and & Hove Eating Disorders Peer Support Service

Friday, May 16th, 2014

We are pleased to announce the new Eating Disorders Peer Support Service -a partnership involving Men Get Eating Disorders Too, Carers Centre, As You Are and Brighton and Hove Eating Disorders Service (BHEDS). The Peer Support Service will involve three groups for adults affected by eating disorders in men, women and carers living in Brighton […]

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Care Quality Commission Inspection of local hospital services

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

The Care Quality Commission will be inspecting Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust on 25th May 2014. The trust covers both the  Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton and the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath. The inspection team will be looking at the quality and safety of care provided by these services. If you and/or […]

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Leisure Centre Offer for Carers

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Brighton & Hove City Council sports and leisure centres Freedom Leisure www.freedom-leisure.co.uk Where? King Alfred Leisure Centre Moulsecoomb Community Leisure Centre Prince Regent Swimming Complex St Luke’s Swimming Pool Stanley Deason Leisure Centre Withdean Sports Complex   What? Carers’ Card holders receive a 40% discount on membership rates which include the use of all six […]

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Carers Online Mentoring

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

“What is Carers Together? Carers Together is a mentoring project, funded by the Big Lottery Fund and delivered by TimeBank and Carers UK.   It is a free online support service for carers where you can chat online, privately and securely, to a trained volunteer who also has experience of caring. We know that caring can […]

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Brighton Marathon

Monday, April 7th, 2014

  Our Marathon runners Vas Selvaratnam and Carl Grantham both did very well in the race, beating their own personal bests and both finishing in under 5 hours. Some young carers along with Carers Centre staff members Sheri Whiting and Gen Fox were waiting at the finishing line handing out medals, water and goodie bags […]

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Free Childcare Expanded

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

http://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/children-and-education/childcare-and-families/free-childcare-two-year-olds  

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Marathon Runners for The Carers Centre

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

The Carers Centre will have 2 runners at this year’s Brighton Marathon on Sunday 6th April to raise funds for the Charity and they are looking for your support: The Carers Centre will have 2 runners at this year’s Brighton Marathon on Sunday 6th April to raise funds for the Charity and they are looking […]

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Membership of The Carers Centre

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Membership of The Carers Centre  According to our constitution, membership has to be renewed annually.  Members who did not renew their membership will be automatically taken off our registrar of members. All existing members have already been sent a renewal form.  If you haven’t received one by now and would like to sign up, please […]

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Jointly Caring App

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

http://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/practical-help/equipment-and-technology/jointly-app  

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Carers Focus Group

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

[ February 28, 2014; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ] February 28, 2014 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Are you looking after someone who has a mental health diagnosis and who is under the care of local mental health services? On the 28th February we are hosting a Carers Focus Group in conjunction with Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust. The Trust would like to know how they are doing at […]

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Online Health sessions Hove Library

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Learn to use a computer Find out how to manage your health online At Hove library Wednesday mornings in February and March Drop-in to Hove Library and let one of our IT volunteers show you choices for a healthy heart. Drop-in to Hove Library and let one of our IT volunteers show you health choices on […]

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Macmillan Team Up

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

Team Up from Macmillan Cancer Support is excited to announce that the pilot service has now been launched in Brighton and Hove. Team Up is about the little things that add up to making a big difference to people affected by cancer in your local community. The Team Up website connects people affected by cancer and their carers who […]

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Happiness and Wellbeing Survey for Carers

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Improving the mental wellbeing of local residents has been identified as a key priority for the city by Brighton and Hove Health and Wellbeing Board, in it’s strategy for the City Council and NHS. As a result of this, there are now plans to develop a single city wide ‘Happiness and Mental Wellbeing Strategy’  that will focus on […]

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Royal Visit

Monday, January 20th, 2014

On Thursday 16th January The Carers Centre warmly welcomed The Princess Royal to the Charity’s offices. HRH Princess Anne’s visit coincided with the 25th Anniversary year of The Carers Centre for Brighton and Hove, which is an affiliate member of The Carers Trust of which HRH Princess Anne is President.

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Xmas and New Year opening hours

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Xmas and New Year opening hours Our offices will close for the holiday period on 24th December at 12.30pm and reopen again on Thursday 2nd January, 9.00am. In addition Access Point at Brighton and Hove City Council will be closed on 25th, 26th December and 1st January, but will open as normal (8.30-5) on other […]

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Health services over Xmas and New Year

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Healthwatch Brighton and Hove, the health and social care watchdog for the local area, has published a list of health and support services that are available over Xmas and the New Year. You can see the list here: http://www.healthwatchbrightonandhove.co.uk/news/health-and-support-services-over-christmas-and-new-year

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Carers Rights Day

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

This year the Carers Centre for Brighton & Hove is holding its first ever Carers Summit on Carers Rights Day – 29th November 2013, 10am – 2pm, at Brighthelm Centre, Brighton.  If you like to book a place please call us on 01273 746 222.

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4thought.tv spotlight on carers

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Beginning Monday 4 November, 4thought.tv, Channel 4’s faith, morality, and ethics series, will broadcast a series of short films asking:   Can faith help carers cope? Every week night at 19:55, after the Channel 4 news, an individual will share their story on being a carer; including a teenage boy caring for his mother and a 93 year old man […]

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Combating Anxiety for Carers

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Combating Anxiety is a new eight-week workshop developed for people who want to reduce and manage their symptoms of anxiety. Facilitated by an experienced and qualified counsellor, Combating Anxiety gives you the opportunity to find practical solutions, learn useful techniques and discuss support options. It also provides a space for you to talk about your […]

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Housing User Survey

Friday, September 6th, 2013

The consultation for the priorities for the next Housing Related Support Strategy is now open. This is the initial consultation which seeks responses on the current provision and potential gaps that need to be addressed.  The findings of the consultation, with information from commissioners, will be used to draft an initial priorities documents which will […]

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Urgent Care Services and Consultation

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

You may have seen reports recently about Accident and Emergency departments in England being under a lot of pressure. One of the problems is that many patients go to A&E with issues that could be taken care of by services in the community. There is a range of these services which cater for urgent care […]

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15 Steps Challenge

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

The 15 Steps Challenge is a tool designed to help staff, service users and other partners work together to identify improvements that can be made to enhance patient experience. It identifies what helps make service users and carers feel welcome and safe on their arrival at a ward or unit so building confidence about the […]

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Welfare Rights Workshop for Carers

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

[ October 31, 2012; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] October 31, 2012 10:00 am to 1:00 pm 4th September 2013 10am – 1pm Venue:- to be confirmed (will be held in central Brighton) For more information or to book a place, please call the Carers Centre on 01273 746 222

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Nominations for Caring About Carers Award

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Caring About Carers Award 2013 The nominations for the Caring about Carers Awards are now open.  The awards are now in their fourth year and patients and carers who feel that they have been helped and supported by their GP or GP practice are encouraged to nominate. This year’s Carers Week theme was ‘Prepared to […]

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Carers Week 2013 – Prepared to Care?

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

[ June 10, 2013 9:00 am to June 16, 2013 5:00 pm. ] June 10, 2013 9:00 am to June 16, 2013 5:00 pm “Prepared to Care?” is the theme of this year’s National Carers Week which starts Monday 10th June until 16th June.   Carers Week launched this week with research that revealed that carers are being woefully let down by a lack of support when they first take on […]

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Free Event for Someone Care For People with Dementia

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

[ June 10, 2013; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] June 10, 2013 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Do you care for someone with dementia or do you have dementia yourself? Free event 10th June 2013 at the Martlets Drop in and join us a fun filled day with crafts, singing and activites. stay for the day or just for a little while. 30 min […]

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Local support for young carers as national figures rise

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Nearly a quarter of a million young people in England and Wales are caring for a family member, according to new statistics from the 2011 census.  The figures, published by the Office for National Statistics, reveal a considerable increase from the previous census but charities are concerned that many young carers remain hidden. Sheila Killick, […]

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Carers Forum: Get Involved In Health Services

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

We are excited to announce that our next Forum will take place on Thursday 25th April with a theme around how carers can have a say in decisions about their local health services, including hospitals and GP surgeries. Speakers include Jane Lodge, Patient Engagement and Experience Lead for the Clinical Commissioning Group, Jane Carmody, Head […]

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News: Millions stop work to be carers

Friday, March 8th, 2013

More than two million people in the UK have left jobs to care for disabled, sick or elderly loved ones, a survey by Carers UK suggests. Of those in the online poll, 22% said they had seen their work affected by caring responsibilities. The survey of 2,073 adults found 4% said they had given up […]

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News: Government Must Exempt Carers From ‘Bedroom Tax’

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Carers UK, with six other national charities, is urging the Government to use the forthcoming Budget to ensure carers and disabled people in social housing do not face ‘bedroom tax’ payments. In an open letter published today (Thursday) to Chancellor George Osborne and Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Iain Duncan Smith, the Chief […]

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Carers Centre 25th anniversary – publication now available

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

The Carers Centre have put together a short publication to mark their 25 years of supporting carers in Brighton and Hove. The publication features quotes from our three patrons – Caroline Lucas MP, Mike Weatherley MP and Simon Kirby MP – as well as from our Chair of Trustees and our Director. If you would […]

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Marathon runners for the Carers Centre

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

In this year’s Brighton Marathon on the 14th April, two separate teams made up of two runners each will be raising funds for the Carers Centre and are looking for your support. “I’m George Bundock, I help to care for my four younger brothers who all have autism. The Carers Centre has provided of support […]

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Recovery College Brighton: Upcoming courses

Monday, February 11th, 2013

The following free courses are available at Recovery College Brighton in the next few weeks: Creating a Community Garden Venue – Friends Centre Brighton Time – 1.00 to 3.00pm. Duration – weekly for 12 weeks Work and Well-Being Venue Mind, 51 New England Street, Brighton BN1 4GQ. Starts – Thursday 7th March. Time – 2.00 to 4.00pm. […]

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Carers UK: The State of Caring 2013

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Carers UK has launched the ‘Caring and Family Finances Inquiry’ to provide a definitive study of the financial impact of caring, with carers’ voices at its heart. It comes amid rising anxiety from carers that the Government’s current welfare reforms could have potentially disastrous consequences for their families. To kick-start the Inquiry they are looking […]

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Sign With Me workshops

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

A new project has been launched at Wellington House called ‘sign with me’ The premise of the project is to share and teach some basic Makaton Signs and Symbols to a variety of groups that support and care for adults with learning disabilities to encourage communication, making choices and participation in the community. Service Users […]

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Job: Sessional Play/Youth Worker (Young Carers)

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

The Carers Centre is currently recruiting for a Sessional Play / Youth Worker, working in the Young Carers Team. For more information and to visit our jobs page, please click here.

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Our 25th Birthday

Monday, December 10th, 2012

The Carers Centre will be celebrating its 25th birthday in March 2013. On 10th March 1988, the Centre was officially opened in Hove. Now, after 25 years of providing many different services to carers in the city, we are going to have a birthday party on the 6th of March 2013. In the morning we […]

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International Volunteer Day

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Today we celebrate International Volunteer Day and say an enormous thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who have worked with us over the years. We have had some incredible people volunteering their time and efforts with us, whether in the office, at events, or up at our Carers Garden. The contribution from each one […]

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Brighton group exposes the pressures faced by young carers.

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

A group of young Fixers from Brighton who are creating a film drama to reveal the unknown pressures faced by young carers will be featured on ITV’s ‘Meridian Tonight’ on Thursday 6 December from 6pm. Hatty Berry, 16, wants to expose the difficulties faced by teenagers who care for a relative by creating a film […]

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Carers of young and old ‘are struggling to cope’

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

The pressure of looking after children while caring for elderly relatives is taking its toll on all aspects of family life, a Carers UK survey suggests. It found that a third of “sandwich carers” had to give up work, while two-thirds said their marriages had been damaged. The charity is calling for care services and […]

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Pocket Book Launched on Carers’ Rights

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

BIHR and n:compass Advocacy Services have launched an essential new Pocket Guide to help families and friends caring for loved ones know and secure their rights. This Pocket Guide shines a light on the hidden world of unpaid carers, those family members, friends and neighbours who work tirelessly to care for some of the most […]

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Brooks 10k – congratulations Sami and Laura-Jane!

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Big congratulations go to Sami and Laura-Jane from the Carers Centre, who completed the Brooks 10k on Sunday in one hour and one minute. The runners have so far raised over ÂŁ100 for the Carers Centre, all of which will go to supporting the work of the Centre and helping carers in Brighton and Hove. […]

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Take As Directed: A service to help you manage your medicines

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

‘Take as Directed’ is a scheme funded by NHS Brighton & Hove. It’s designed to help you manage all your medicines. The scheme is for people living at home in Brighton and Hove, or registered with a family doctor based in Brighton and Hove. If you are a patient, a relative or a friend of […]

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Parent carers ‘face job limits’

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Two thirds of parents of disabled children have turned down a promotion or taken a lower paid job to balance care and work, according to a new study. A survey of 1,000 parents by campaign group Working Families also found that nine out of 10 wanted to work. Of the 73% who were in a […]

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Creative class for carers

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Creative Future is a local charity that supports marginalised and disabled artists and writers – and that includes carers. So if you feel you’d benefit from a creative class, or if you’re a budding artist who’d like some support to develop your professional skills, Creative Future may be able to help you. The organisation runs […]

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News: The worsening plight of the disabled and their carers

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Being a carer can be hard work but has its compensations – a smile, a touch, companionship with and delight in those we love. Recently, however, many carers in the UK have found their situation getting tougher, in ways that leaves them more stressed and marginalised. Indeed, sometimes it feels as if carers and disabled […]

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Minister: Wrong that carers feel hidden and neglected

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

The government’s care minister says more must be done to help young adults who look after unwell or disabled relatives. Norman Lamb was quizzed for Newsbeat by 18-year-old Pippa Haines from Southampton, who’s been a carer since she was four. The Liberal Democrat said: “You should be open about it [caring], proud of it, and […]

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Running 10k for Carers

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

This November, Sami and Laura-Jane from the Carers Centre will be attempting to run the Brooks 10k in the hope of raising money for carers in Brighton and Hove. The run will be taking place along the seafront on Sunday 18th November – if you would like to sponsor our runners please do so by […]

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Carers Survey

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

During October Brighton and Hove City Council will be sending out a survey by post to a sample of people who are, or were, a carer during the last 12 months. This has been instigated by the Department of Health and issued to all councils. It is going out to a specific sample of carers […]

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Legal Surgeries firm shortlisted for award

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Brighton based law firm Renaissance Legal (one of the three firms used by the Carers Centre at their bi-monthly Legal Surgeries) has been short listed for the prestigious Law Society’s Excellence in Community Investment Award 2012. The Award recognises exceptional contributions made to the community through fundraising, charitable giving, pro bono and non-legal volunteering. This […]

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Disabled Person’s Trusts and Disability Living Allowance

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Disabled Person’s Trusts and Disability Living Allowance Friday 14 September 2012 People who have created Disabled Person’s Trusts will be aware that to qualify for Vulnerable Beneficiary tax reliefs the primary beneficiary must be in receipt of the high or middle rate care component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or have a mental disorder within […]

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Young Carers Brighton – a documentary

Monday, September 10th, 2012

There are an estimated 175000 young carers in the UK alone. This 15 minute documentary explores the lives and opinions of Young Carers and has been made in association with The Carers Centre (Brighton & Hove). To watch the film please click on the following link: http://vimeo.com/48874240

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New Jobs & Information Drop-In Service

Friday, August 31st, 2012

The IAG Collective is a free, regular and impartial Jobs and Information Drop In service for the residents of Brighton and Hove. It is based in the Phoenix Community Centre and runs every second and fourth Thursday of the month between 1 & 3pm. The service provides a warm and supportive environment for people to […]

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Who cares if you can’t?

Friday, August 31st, 2012

The Emergency Back-Up Scheme for carers is run by Brighton & Hove City Council and aims to provide peace of mind for carers that the person they care for will still receive support in the event of an emergency. An emergency is an unplanned or unforeseen event that prevents the carer providing care, which in […]

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News report: Alzheimer’s carers suffer stress

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Photograph: mypeaceofmind.ie Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease puts additional strain on relationships in a family, research on dementia has revealed. A study of full-time carers or those looking after someone with the condition found one fifth suffered stress, bad nerves or panic attacks and more than a third felt physically drained. More […]

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Carers’ Cook Book – recipes for looking after someone

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Baking tips as well as recipes for a life looking after somebody have been made into a special leaflet dubbed The Carers Cook Book. People from the Govan-based Glasgow South West Carers Organisation, who dedicate their lives to caring for their children, partners or other relatives, have put together recipes, rhymes and memories for the […]

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Carewell Advice Board

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

The Carewell Advice Board was set up in February 2012 as an online resource for carers to share information and tips on how to manage their caring role. It was set up as a partnership between BUPA, Carers UK and MEND with lots of help and input from carers across the UK, and offers an […]

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Congratulations to the Bundocks!

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Our congratulations and thanks go to George and Michael Bundock, who on Saturday completed their incredible walk from London to Brighton to raise money for the Young Carers team at the Carers Centre. George and Michael walked an amazing 50 miles through the night and were greeted on Sunday morning by several members of the […]

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BBC: Unpaid carers being ‘let down by failing social care’

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

The UK’s “army of unpaid carers” is being “let down” by the failing social care system, campaigners warn. Eight leading charities, including Age UK and Carers UK, have joined together to highlight the plight they face under the umbrella of Carers Week. Feedback from 3,400 carers showed those providing the most intensive care often ended […]

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BBC: Carers of relatives in England to get legal rights

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Ministers are planning to grant legal rights for the first time to people in England who spend hours caring for elderly or disabled relatives. Under the proposals, local authorities would be legally obliged to offer support to such carers. Some 1.25 million people spend 50 hours a week or more caring for family members who […]

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1000 free courses – Carers Week 2012

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Embrace-learning will be showing their support for this year’s Carers Week (18-24 June) by giving away 1000 free courses during Carers Week 2012! Carers Week is dedicated to the extraordinary contribution of carers to communities and families in providing vital care for the disabled, ill, aged and frail. This year’s theme of ‘In Sickness and […]

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Raise money for the Carers Centre while you shop

Friday, June 1st, 2012

easyfundraising.org.uk helps charities, schools, sports clubs, community groups and other good causes to raise money when their supporters shop online. So far they’ve raised over ÂŁ3 million for causes throughout the UK. It works in a similar way to nectar, but instead of earning points when you shop, you raise a donation for your cause […]

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Carers Card offers – new booklet available

Friday, June 1st, 2012

There is now a link on Brighton and Hove City Council’s website where you can download the most recent version of the Carers Card booklet. To view this please visit: www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/carers-card and click to download the pdf file. Please keep checking back – booklet will be updated as offers become available. Don’t forget, if you […]

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Carers Card offer: My Big Gay Italian Wedding @ Komedia

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Komedia Brighton is offering Carers Card holders and Compass Card families a two for one offer on tickets for the Broadway cult hit, My Big Gay Italian Wedding (standard ticket price ÂŁ12.50). Shows are at 3pm on Saturday, 3pm and 5pm on Sunday and 8pm on Monday. Here’s what Komedia says about the show: “Join […]

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Housing 21 – focus group for older gay people

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Do you want to improve housing and care for gay people in later life? Then why not join this focus group – led by Housing 21, providers of care and housing for older people. If you are over 35 and have a couple of hours to spare, Housing 21 will provide refreshments, reimburse reasonable travel […]

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London to Brighton fundraising walk – by a young carer and his dad

Friday, May 11th, 2012

George Bundock is a young carer and has been supported by the Young Carers Team since 2004. George and his dad Michael have set themselves the ultimate challenge to raise money to support the work of the Young Carers Team. On Friday evening the 15th of June George and Michael are setting off from London […]

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Administration Volunteer needed for GP Link project

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

We are looking for an administration volunteer to help with the GP Link project, based at the Carers Centre. For more information regarding this volunteer role please see our volunteer pages by clicking below: Volunteering roles at the Carers Centre

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Congratulations Dave – marathon completed!

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Massive congratulations and well done to Dave Higgins, our Young Carers Team Manager, who on Sunday completed the Brighton Marathon in  3hrs 44mins to raise money for the Carers Centre. Dave would like to thank all his supporters, both those who have sponsored him and also those who turned up on the day to cheer […]

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Skydiving for the Carers Centre – many thanks to Francesca Dewar

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Our thanks and support go to Francesca Dewar, a local lady who has taken it upon herself to do an incredible sky dive in June to raise money for the Carers Centre. Previously a young carer, Francesca has said of her amazing undertaking: “I feel the work of the Carers Centre is really impressive and […]

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Carers Card offer: Peppa Pig

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Wed 25 – Thu 26 Apr Ahoy there me Hearties! Peppa Pig and her friends are going on a treasure hunt and need your help! Peppa, George and Danny Dog are up to fun and games on a day out on Grandad Dog’s boat. Help them, with Pedro Pony, Polly Parrot and Zoe Zebra to […]

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New vacancy at the Carers Centre: Support and Outreach Worker (East Brighton)

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

A new vacancy has been posted on the Jobs pages of this website, for a Support and Outreach Worker (East Brighton). To view the vacancy details please click here: www.thecarerscentre.org/about-us/jobs-carers-centre

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Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) rejuvenation offer

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

St Georges Clinic in Kemp Town would like to offer carers the offer below: 2 Sessions of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) rejuvenation for face or hands. ÂŁ98.00 usual retail price ÂŁ240.00 IPL is an effective, safe and non invasive treatment. It stimulates collagen and elastin production in the dermis, plumps and freshens the skin and […]

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Carers Garden temporarily closed

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Please note the carers garden will be closed from 29th March until the 19th of April.

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Carers Card offer: hula hooping

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Carers Card holders can now receive a discount at Hula Honeys, when using their carers card. Where? Hula Honeys – hula hooping fitness classes www.hulahoneys.co.uk kim.sibbald@hulahoneys.co.uk Tel: 07824 641133 When? Wednesday 19.30-20.30 Scout Hut, Old Parish Lane, Woodingdean, Brighton, BN2 6BB What? Carers’ Card holders benefit from the concessionary rate of ÂŁ3.50 per class. Don’t […]

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Caring About Carers Award 2012

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Do you look after a friend who is sick, disabled, frail or has a problem with alcohol and / or drugs? If yes, then you know how help from your GP and their practice team can make all the difference. The Royal College of General Practitioners, in partnership with the Princes Royal Trust for Carers, […]

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Unpaid carer award: time to nominate

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Nominations are now being taken for The Carer’s Award for the Great British Care Award finals. They are looking for unpaid carers to join the current winners from some of the regional awards that took place last autumn. Deadline for entries is 14th May 2012. The Carer’s Award is a special category for the Great […]

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Carers Week 2012 survey

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

If you would like to take the Carers Week 2012 survey which follows the theme “in sickness and in health”, please click on the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/carersweek2012 It should only take you about 15 minutes to complete. The survey is for all those who give unpaid care to someone else in the UK – for […]

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Calibre Audio Library

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

http://www.calibre.org.uk/Default.aspx Calibre Audio Library is a registered UK charity, set up in 1974 as Calibre Cassette Library. They feel passionately that having poor sight or other difficulties should not act as barriers to the pleasures of reading. Their formal statement of purpose expresses their role like this: “Calibre Audio Library improves the quality of life […]

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Online consultations on mobile library and opening hours

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Brighton and Hove City Council are proposing changes to existing mobile library services and library opening hours, and are asking for your views. If you would like to take part in the online consultation and put your opinions forward on these changes, please click on the following link: Link to BHCC online library consultations

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Brighton Marathon 2012

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

On the 15th of April, Dave Higgins – our Young Carers Team Manager – will be running the 2012 Brighton Marathon to raise money for the Carers Centre. If you would like to sponsor Dave to run the marathon and support his efforts while raising money for carers in Brighton and Hove, you can do […]

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Advocacy for people with learning disabilities research

Monday, December 19th, 2011

The Learning Disabilities Observatory wants to find out about advocacy services. They are asking organisations that provide advocacy services for people with learning disabilities to do a survey. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/advocacyforadultswithLD?dm_i=F3V,N30O,59KWQ4,1V9R2,1 This survey is important. It finds out about the good work that advocacy organisations do. This information may help organisations to make a case for the […]

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Adult abuse – Break the Silence

Monday, December 12th, 2011

A vulnerable adult, or in more recent terms an adult at risk, means any person who may need extra support with every day living tasks, and may be unable to protect themselves against harm or exploitation. Adults at risk of abuse include people with a wide range of disabilities and circumstances They could be someone […]

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‘Looking after Someone’ – Carers UK’s guide for 2011/12 available now

Friday, December 9th, 2011

The new edition of ‘Looking after Someone’ – Carers UK’s essential guide to carers’ rights – is available to download now. This guide sets out carers’ rights and how they can get financial help, practical help and help with combining work and caring. To download the guide, please click the following link: Looking After Someone […]

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Free Carers’ Pack at Boots

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Boots have created a free pack containing information and a few treats for anyone who is a carer. The Carers Pack includes: free carers booklet with hints and tips to support you as a carer free products and services to help you look after yourself and the person you care for a sample of the […]

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International Day of Disabled People – Fed event (2nd Dec)

Monday, November 28th, 2011

[ December 2, 2011; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ] December 2, 2011 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm The Fed Centre for Independent Living are holding an open day on the 2nd December, 2-4pm to celebrate the International Day of Disabled People. Carers can go along and speak to the Fed staff and volunteers to find out more about the services they provide. This will […]

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Carers Rights Day (2nd Dec) – come along and spoil yourself

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

[ December 2, 2011; 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. ] December 2, 2011 10:30 am to 12:30 pm On Friday the 2nd of December it is Carers Rights Day. The Carers Centre for Brighton and Hove are holding an information and pamper event for carers at the Friends Meeting House, Ship St, BN1 1AF from 10.30am – 12.30pm on Friday the 2nd of December. You […]

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Free First Aid course for parents

Friday, November 18th, 2011

[ December 2, 2011; 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. December 9, 2011; 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] December 2, 2011 10:00 am to 12:00 pm December 9, 2011 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

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Accessible holidays for young people

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Forest View is an accessible holiday home for young people in Brighton & Hove who have a disability or special needs and their families. It has been funded by Aiming High for Disabled Children and is available to hire. Forest View is situated within the grounds of the Shorefield Country Park, Milford-on-Sea. Its location offers a holiday in one of the country’s premier beauty […]

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Reaching OUT to Twitter

Monday, October 31st, 2011

The Carers Centre’s Reaching OUT project now has a Twitter page. You can read the latest tweets below, or follow us at http://twitter.com/#!/ReachingOUT2011 //

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Carers’ Challenge 2011

Monday, October 24th, 2011

The annual Carers Challenge has just ended and was again very successful.  Run by NHS Brighton and Hove and Brighton and Hove City Council and administered by the Carers Centre, the Challenge is an important part of a programme of activities around national Carers Week.  During the four week period concerned, eighteen adult carers met […]

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Carers Forum: GP Commissioning & Carers

Monday, October 10th, 2011

The next Carers’ Forum takes place on Wed 26th Oct from 12.45pm at the Friends Meeting House, Ship Street. The theme for the afternoon will be GP Commissioning, with an overview of how it will affect the delivery of health and social care services nationally – and importantly, what is happening on a local level […]

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Seasonal Flu Vaccines

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

You should have the seasonal lu vaccination if you are: •  aged 65 years or over •  living in a residential or nursing home •  the main carer of an older or disabled person •  a frontline health or social care worker, or •  pregnant (see the next section). You should have the seasonal flu […]

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The Big Health Check Report 2011

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

This year the Community Learning Disability Team of Brighton & Hove City Council asked people to fill in a questionnaire telling them what they thought about local health services. People with a learning disability, their carers and support staff were all invited to fill in the questionnaire. People were able to say what they thought […]

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Raise money by recycling!

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Would you like to help us raise money simply by recycling? The Carers Centre are working with Magpie in Brighton in an effort to encourage our local supporters to help us raise money, by recycling . Magpie currently can only collect collect paper, card, cans, textiles and brown bottles, therefore you would be encouraged to […]

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The Carers’ Centre at Pride 2011

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Brighton Pride 2011 The Carers’ Centre had a stall in the community village at this year’s Pride festival at Preston Park. The weather was on our side with beautiful sunshine most of the day, which only added to the friendly atmosphere. We met many carers from right across the UK and they were overwhelmingly positive […]

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The Carers Centre on Facebook

Friday, August 26th, 2011

We now have a Facebook page. Please click the link below to visit us:

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Brighton carers on Radio Reverb

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

On July 21st Brighton’s Radio Reverb broadcast a 20-minute programme on carers in their ‘Grey Matters’ slot. Sheila Killick, Adult Carers Team Manager at the Carers Centre was interviewed, along with several other carers from the Brighton & Hove area. Listen to the Radio Reverb ‘Grey Matters’ interviews here.

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Benefits Information Event

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

[ September 29, 2011; 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. ] September 29, 2011 10:30 am to 12:30 pm An information event, led by Elizabeth O’Kane from the City Council’s Welfare Rights Unit, aims to raise awareness and increase knowledge about benefit changes and benefits available for carers and the people they look after. The event will also be an opportunity for you to get answers […]

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Carers Forum on Housing Report

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

On Wednesday 13th July we held our latest carers’ forum, which focussed on the thorny issue of Housing. The forum was well-attended, with nearly 40 carers and 8 health professionals,  mostly from Brighton & Hove City Council, being present. Main guest speaker, Sue Garner-Ford, Housing Strategy Officer for Brighton & Hove City Council gave a […]

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Housing related support survey

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Brighton and Hove City Council currently provides support specifically aimed at helping people to establish themselves or stay in, their own homes. Examples of housing related support include home adaptations such as installing grab rails. The Council is looking to improve the services it offers and would like to know your views on the services or […]

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Brooks Brighton 10k Run

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

We’re pleased to announce that Carers Centre volunteer and local resident, Ed Jarman has put himself forward for the Brooks Brighton 10k Run, to take place on Friday 11th November. Ed is hoping to raise money on behalf of the Carers Centre, so please lend him your support with whatever you can afford in sponsorship. […]

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Relaxation days for carers at Brighton Buddhist Centre

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Brighton Buddhist Centre teaches relaxation techniques,  to help us unwind and recharge and make us able to cope better with the strains of caring. This year’s events include Carers’ Classes and Carers’ Days. Both types of event are free to anyone in the City caring for a friend or relative. The courses are fully funded […]

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Carers Card

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Carers in the city can now enjoy cut-price pampering, concessionary cinema tickets, discounted tickets for a range of shows and more, thanks to the Carers’ Card, a brand new incentive card funded by Brighton & Hove City Council. The card aims to improve the health and well-being of people with caring responsibilities in the city. […]

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The Carers Health Wish List

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

This Wish List was drawn up from the list of suggestions made by each discussion circle at the Forum. We have drawn together the common themes which emerged as priorities from the four separate groups.  We’ve used this to make a clear list of the things that carers say they need, to be able to look […]

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