Carers Information

Carers Rights Day, Thursday 23 November 2023

Carers Rights Day 2023

Carers Rights Day is taking place on Thursday 23 November and this year, the focus is on unpaid carers.

Have you become a carer recently? Or have you been caring for someone for a while without support? Whatever your circumstances it’s important you understand your rights and can access support when you need it.

Visit the Carers UK website to download the latest edition of the ‘Looking after someone’ guide.

Are you an unpaid carer?

Do you look after or support someone who couldn’t manage without your help?

It could be your parent, partner, adult child, neighbour, friend or other family member.

You may be a working carer, a distance carer, or at school or college and caring for a relative.

If you would like information and advice about support available to unpaid Carers, please  contact Care For The Carers East Sussex directly on: 01323 738390 or

There is also support available for young carers in the county. If you know of any young carers, there are services able to provide support with physical and emotional wellbeing. Put them in touch with East Sussex Young Carers who provide support to carers age 5-18 or with the Young Carers Service who are able to support ages 5-25.

If you would prefer the practice to refer you to Care for the Carers please fill in the form below and return it to the surgery

Carers Identification & Referral Form

Care for the carers can help you if you are struggling with:

  • Telling people

    Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.

  • Taking a break

    Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. 

  • Housing and carers

    Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

Contact Carers Direct

0800 808 7777
Helpline Information
Office Hours
Lines are open 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday

Finance and Law

Care for the Carers can also help  with claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

  • Benefits for carers

    Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role

  • Benefits for the person you care for

    Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to

  • Death and benefits

    How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits

  • Managing someone's legal affairs

    Advice for when carers find they have to take over the legal affairs of the person they are looking after

  • Other benefits

    Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring

  • Personal and household finance

    Advice on keeping a tight rein on household and personal finance for carer

  • Tax Credits

    Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible

    Click here for more information on these topics

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