It’s that time of year again! During the week thousands of people are coming together to raise awareness of the invaluable work Carers do and highlight the challenges they face.

With 3 in 4 carers feeling that their caring role is not understood or valued by the community, the focus of the campaign this year is on Building Carer Friendly Communities; communities which support Carers to look after their loved ones well, while recognising that they are individuals with needs of their own.

This year the Association of Carers’ Pledge is this;

“We pledge to support unpaid carers throughout East Sussex by providing free volunteer led services that help Carers to continue in their caring role. We will also raise the profile of Carers in our local community by promoting the needs and challenges of Carers throughout the whole of East Sussex. We are committed to being a user-led organisation that provides services that are flexible and adaptable to suit the needs of the individual. “

During and around that week you can


  • Arndale Centre, Eastbourne                                7th June   9 – 4
  • Little Gate Open Farm, Beckley                          11th June  11- 5.30
  • Conquest Hospital, Hastings                               12th June 10- 2
  • Victoria Hospital,  Lewes                                       13th June 10 – 2
  • Meridian Hall, Peacehaven, ‘Time for Carers’   14th June 9 – 2
  • Sainsbury’s St Leonards                                         15th June 10 – 3
  • Community Centre, Crowborough, (Stroke Association ‘Health in Mind’)                                                                           15th June 10 –  12
  • University of Sussex, Falmer,(Caring for Carers Conference)                                                                                                            15 June 9 – 3.30
  • Sainsbury’s Newhaven                                               15 June   10 – 2

We hope to meet you at one of these events!





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