Every June, I am proud to support National Carers Week to raise awareness of unpaid caring and recognise the invaluable contribution that carers across Wealden make to the livelihoods of unwell, older or disabled loved ones, and the vital role they play in ensuring that so many people across Wealden have better quality of life and personalised end of life care.
I am hugely grateful for the amazing work Wealden carers do every day, and I continue working with our fantastic local charities, organisations and care homes to ensure that Wealden carers are better recognised and supported.
👉🏽 If you know someone who is a carer and deserves recognition, please let me know via my website platform www.nusghani.org.uk/carers as I would like to thank them personally and spread the word about the help available, to ensure that no one is left to care alone.👈🏽
It is estimated that there are around 70,000 unpaid carers in East Sussex, with nearly 20,000 in Wealden. Without the right level of support, life as a carer can be extremely difficult. The wellbeing of carers is all too often forgotten, and Carers Week is an important campaign to raise awareness about the support available.
🤝🏽 This year, I am pleased to be teaming up with an independent local charity Care for the Carers who are commissioned by East Sussex County Council and the NHS to provide support for unpaid carers across Wealden and East Sussex. They are the one-stop shop for support and offer a free wraparound service including referrals to other local services, outreach support, one-to-one crisis help and guidance, coaching, training, wellbeing and support groups, activities and counselling.