Provides free, confidential and impartial information and support to carers in West Sussex. The service includes information and advice, specialist support, help for carers who are worried, how to stay well and time out from the caring role. A carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without this help. This could be caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems. Carers may even be juggling paid work with their unpaid caring responsibilities at home. The term carer should not be confused with a care worker, or care assistant, who receives payment for looking after someone. If you are a carer, your local Carers’ Centre may be able to help make things easier for you. Each centre delivers a wide range of local support services to meet the needs of carers in its community. These range from support services catered to the carer, the needs of the person you care for and the services your council may provide. Carers have different needs and centres can assist you in information regarding health issues, entitlements, mobility, grants for holidays, equipment and support.

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Carers space

Share tips and ideas with other carers or just have a pause in your day for some fun. Write on the boards, email the helpline or drop into live chat anytime.

Visit Carers Space
It’s a lifeline. I love it, it really helps break the loneliness.


Connect with other young adult carers and share what's going on for you. Have a laugh or a rant, whatever you like – with our team on hand every day.

Visit Matter
It's being able to share whatever matters to us: it's personal, like Facebook but confined and safer.


A safe space for young carers to chat, share experiences and have fun, surrounded by people who understand. Get posting, email us for private advice, or join our supervised chats.

Visit Babble
For me Babble is like a big extended family.