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Useful contacts continued use your computer in ways that will help you in your role as a carer, such as keeping in touch with friends and family, or shopping or banking online. The Association of Carers also provides telephone support to carers living across East Sussex. Talk and support A specially trained volunteer regularly calls you for around 30 minutes to give you someone to talk to and offer basic counselling support. The Association of Carers Jackson Hall, Portland Place, Hastings TN34 1QN Tel: 01424 722309 Email: Web: Facebook: Autism Sussex Autism Sussex’s Family Support service provides support for parents, carers and families who have a family member on the autistic spectrum. Its website offers information, practical advice and information on other services. It runs family support groups in Hastings twice a month. Tel: 01903 882666 Email: Web:

Care for the Carers Care for the Carers is an independent charity supporting unpaid carers of all ages in East Sussex. It provides up-todate information tailored to your needs, and has a team of staff and volunteers who provide practical and emotional advice. It can put you in touch with other carers, and it offers a range of groups and events. Its services include the following: • a listening ear – you can speak to a support worker on the phone or meet them face-to-face; • help to plan for emergencies;

Blind Veterans UK (formerly St Dunstan’s) Nursing home for people with a visual impairment or physical disability for ex-servicemen and women blinded in action and for veterans who have lost their sight through accident, illness or old age. Tel: 01273 307811 Email: Web:

• emergency alert scheme (you can use this scheme even if you do not qualify for support from us or you choose not to have a carer’s assessment);

British Red Cross The British Red Cross Carers Respite Scheme provides shortterm practical and emotional support to carers, in their own home, to allow them to have a short break from caring. Tel: 0800 0280 831 Email:

• counselling;

Buy With Confidence Traders of all kinds can apply to be listed in the Buy With Confidence scheme. The details are on the East Sussex County Council website at or you can phone Trading Standards on 0845 404 0506 for a leaflet.

• help to get access to other services; • opportunities to meet other carers and build your support network; • putting you in touch with other organisations that can support you or the person you care for;

• support when the person you care for is in hospital; and • ‘CareLine’ magazine – information, tips and carers’ experiences. Care for the Carers also works with Adult Social Care and the NHS to represent carers’ interests when services are planned, to give carers a say, and to provide training and guidance on what carers need. It is a member of the national charity Carers Trust, and a member of Carers UK, which means that East Sussex carers are represented at a national level.  >>

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East Sussex Brighton & Hove - Care & Support Services Directory 2013/14  
East Sussex Brighton & Hove - Care & Support Services Directory 2013/14  

The comprehensive guide to choosing and paying for care in East Sussex including Brighton & Hove. The Directory includes information on home...