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On this page you can find recent research projects which The Carers Centre has participated in. Click a link to download a pdf file of each project’s findings.

Young Carers Aiming High – Published January 2020

This study was the first of its kind in Brighton & Hove and it explored the barriers which young carers face when considering higher education. The research was launched at the 2020 Young Carers Awareness Day event which had over 100 attendees. The project involved contributions from young carers across our city and the report was developed in partnership with the University of Sussex, the Sussex Learning Network and the National Collaborative Outreach Programme. You can download the report here. and you can also view a video which outlines the project by visiting the Sussex Learning Network website.

Carers of people living with dementia – Practice Example – Published March 2020

This report, produced in partnership with Carers Trust, followed a successful programme of activity sessions delivered by The Carers Centre for Brighton & Hove in 2019. Carers Trust asked us to evaluate the programme and to share our experience in planning and delivering the work so that the exemplar can be utilised by other carers centres. You can download the report here.

Carer Engagement Report for Brighton & Hove CCG

During 2019-20, The Carers Centre were funded by Brighton & Hove Clinical Commissioning Group to collate and analyse carers’ views on the following health services (please contact our Engagement Lead steve.castellari@thecarerscentre.org for more information):

Mental Health Services – download the report here

Urgent Care Services – download the report here

Care Assessments for Physical, Sensory or Neurological Impairment – download the report here

Carer Friendly City Survey 2019 – 2020

The Brighton and Hove Carers Strategy outlines the importance of working towards a Carer Friendly City. In order to get views on how the City was doing in this regard the Carers Centre for Brighton and Hove conducted a survey of carers attending an event for Carers Rights Day on 21 November 2019 and a number of group meetings held in December 2019. From the data received the City was generally considered to be “carer friendly” with great support from the City Council and local civil society organisations. You can download the report here.

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