12th January – East Sussex Coronavirus weekly headlines: https://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/community/emergencyplanningandcommunitysafety/coronavirus/covid-19-weekly-update/covid-19-weekly-headlines-for-east-sussex/

7th January 2021 – unpaid carers included in the vaccination priority list: https://www.carersuk.org/news-and-campaigns/press-releases/carers-uk-welcomes-new-jcvi-advice-which-includes-unpaid-carers-in-the-vaccination-priority-list

4th January 2021 update: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home

19th December: East Sussex County Council Tier 4 Restriction information: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKESCC/bulletins/2b2093a

8th December: Covid-19 Winter Plan: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-winter-plan

16th October: East Sussex County Council Bulletin: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKESCC/bulletins/2a5efec

1st August: Advice on returning to work after shielding: https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/coronavirus-covid-19/working-and-caring?fbclid=IwAR2krFBxyZXW10A_KJtYq1qHi6BYVBiYUSr_tuozqjAu9AicqjCzdFxjmjY#sec1

26th June: CoronaVirus test and trace scam warning – https://associationofcarers.org.uk/news/nhs-test-and-trace-scams

23rd June: Update from Carers UK – https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/coronavirus-covid-19/staying-safe-faqs

We know that current events are especially worrying when you are caring for someone.  Association of Carers, Care for the Carers and other partners are here for you, and working hard keep you connected with our services and one another.  

East Sussex Local Community Support for the vulnerable and those in need

East Sussex County Council and local councils, working with partner organisations, voluntary and community groups, have set up community hubs and contact centres to ensure that the most vulnerable local residents can access contact, food, essentials and medication if they cannot get this help from their carers, friends or neighbours. Further information and contact details for each Community Hub are available on East Sussex County Council’s website here and on the image below.

Support for Carers

As a carer, you can access information, advice and guidance by contacting Association of Carers via the normal means (01424 722309 / info@associationofcarers.org.uk). You can also contact the Care for the Carers Hub in the usual way, 10am-5pm Monday-Friday (except Bank Holidays).  You can reach them as follows:

• Call on: 01323 738390
• Text: 07860 077300
• Email: info@cftc.org.uk
• Facebook: Message us on Facebook www.facebook.com/careforthecarers

Care for the Carers Carers Groups offer information, mutual support and wellbeing, and are now available online and by telephone (www.cftc.org.uk/carers-groups). If you would like to join a group, are interested in keeping in touch calls or other support, please do contact either Association of Carers or Care for the Carers.