How we use your donations
The generous support from the public through donations and fundraising enable us to help more people in the Brighton and Hove area.
Of every £1 we spend on our services, 70p comes thorough government and charitable trust funding. Donations and fundraising make up the remaining 30p.
Why might you consider supporting the Carers Centre?
The Carers Centre for Brighton and Hove was set up in 1988 and supports anyone caring for a partner, relative or friend, because the person they look after has a physical disability, a mental health problem, substance misuse issues or is old and frail.
There are 23,000 unpaid Carers in Brighton & Hove, that’s 1 in 10 of the population!
What is it like to be a carer?
Caring can be isolating, as well as physically and mentally exhausting. It can also put huge financial strains on families as they try to cope. Getting outside help is often vital to relieving these problems
£20 could help pay for refreshments at a carers coffee morning, giving carers the chance to meet others in similar situations and gain valuable peer support.
We work with carers from as young as 8 and as old as 90 !
We have specialist teams who provide information on benefits & services, emotional support, groups, clubs, activities and breaks for carers.
Below are just some examples of how we use the different amounts we receive:
pays to operate 4 young carer support drop ins, offering vital advice and information to Young Carers who look after a loved one who is old, frail, disabled or suffering with addiction
will pay to hire a small local venue to host a carer support group, giving carers the opportunity to get out and meet others in similar circumstances, gaining valuable peer support.
pays for a life coaching session to support a young carer in overcoming anxiety and looking towards the future.
pays to transport a young carer to and from a support group or activity who otherwise would not be able to go.
enables an elderly carer with mobility difficulties to come to a support group to meet up with other carers, get advice and information and benefit from a short respite from their caring duties.
pays for 1:1 support with a young carer in the community to listen to issues and plan support
pays for a phone call to a carer going through a difficult time to offer emotional support and useful information.
Whether it is a one-off or regular payment, your donation really does make a difference to the Carers’ Centre and the carers we serve.
To find out how you can donate to The Carers Centre click here