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What does a carer do?

Carers may give different kinds of care, for example:

  • practical support, such as help with shopping, cooking, housework or managing finances;
  • personal care, such as help with washing, dressing, getting around or going to the toilet; and
  • emotional support, such as listening and offering advice.

Caring for someone can be hard and it may put a strain on your own physical and mental health. It can also limit your ability to work, socialise or get out and about, so it’s important to make sure you are supported too.

What support is available in West Sussex for carers?

Adult carers who look after another adult in West Sussex are entitled to an assessment of their needs by West Sussex County Council. The assessment looks at your caring role and the impact that being a carer has on your life and wellbeing. The assessment will tell you whether you can receive funded support from the county council and give you details of carers groups, benefits information and other services to support you. There are free support services for all carers in West Sussex provided by Carers Support West Sussex.

Young carers who are under 18 are supported by a specialist team in West Sussex County Council’s Children’s Services. For more information, go to the Young Carers section of the West Sussex County Council website.

Last reviewed: 14/12/2017

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