Useful links for carers

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Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Carers Support
The UK’s leading dementia support and research charity, here for anyone affected by any form of dementia. Alzheimer’s Society’s ‘Dementia Guide’ can be found here.

Crossroads Care – Home-based Respite
Britain’s leading provider of support for carers and the people they care for, helping carers to make a life of their own outside caring.

Brighton & Hove City Council – Adult Social Care
Brighton & Hove City Council provides a variety of services to support unpaid carers, including young carers, adult carers and parent carers.

Brighton & Hove City Council – Children’s Services
Bring together education, health and social care for all 0 to 19-year-olds (and up to 25 years for those with special needs). Work in partnership with other health services as well as community and voluntary organisations in the city.

Brighton & Hove Clinical Commissioning Group
We want to encourage local patients and their carers to be involved in how services are shaped and improved, and to work alongside us to make changes happen.

Carers Trust
Work to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.

Carers UK
The UK’s only national membership charity for carers, Carers UK is both a supportive community and a movement for change.

It’s Local Actually
It is an online database of free or low cost activities in your area. If you want to get out and about more, meet new people or just want to know what’s going on in your area, It’s Local Actually can help you. Search their business and services listings for people who can help you at home. Things like personal care, gardening, beauty or hairdressing, cleaning, pet sitting, carpentry and personal shopping are just some of the skills their contacts have.

At Pavilions we understand how deeply families and carers can be affected by the substance misuse of those they care about. Family, friends and carers can be a vital avenue of support for the drug and/or alcohol user and can provide the hope and inspiration that they need. So here at Pavilions FACT we provide a variety of services to the families and carers to hence and enable their coping. Here you can meet other people going through similar experiences and get the support you need from our experienced staff.

Possability People – CityWide Connect
Citywide Connect brings together agencies from the public sector, community and voluntary sector, faith organisations, emergency services, social enterprises and the private and independent health and care sectors. Through events and outreach work, it enables different sectors to learn from each other and create innovative, cost effective ways of delivering services. As a result, socially isolated people have improved health and well-being without the need for acute, more costly services.

Links for Young Carers

Carers Trust
A site dedicated for young carers with information and advice.

The Children’s Society
A site managed by the Children’s Society offering information and support for young carers.

Young Sibs
A support site for brothers & sisters of disabled children. There is information, support and advice and a chat forum for siblings to talk to each other.

The National Association for Children of Alcoholics
Providing information, advice and support for everyone affected by a parent’s drinking. There is a free helpline/email service and lots of useful information.

Young Oasis Centre
Young Oasis is a Brighton based service for kids who are supporting a parent through substance misuse – this could be drugs or alcohol.

Young Carers Research Group
An excellent source of academic and research data on young carers in the UK.

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