Are You A Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you.

There is a wealth of information on the NHS website about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone: 0808 802 0202

Helpline Information:


Office Hours: Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.


Help and Advice

Finance and Law

Help 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 under-65s

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

    Benefits for the over-65s

    Advice and information on financial support for older people with a disability or illness.

  • Carer's Assement

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

  • 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

Care For The Carers

Care for the carers East SussexCare for the Carers, the Carers Centre for East Sussex providing support, advice and guidance for local carers.

Do you look after someone?  It could be a friend, family member or neighbour whom due to illness, disability, a mental health problem could not cope without your support. 

Caring takes many forms; you could be caring for once a day, a couple of times a week or all the time.  The person you care for may live with you or some distance away.

Caring, however, can have a big impact on a person's physical and mental wellbeing, as well as affecting them financially.  It is vital that we help identify carers so that they have the opportunity to access the information and support that is available to them.

Contact Care for the Carers through their carers Hub

Carers Hub staff will listen to you, provide support, advice and information, and talk through the options available, including the services offered by Care for the Carers and those provided by their partners. 

Phone 01323 738390 10am to 5pm every week day.  Text 07860 077300 or email

You can also apply for a Carers Card if you live in or care for someone who lives in East Sussex. 

It has three functions:-

  1. Identifies the holder as an unpaid carer
  2. It offers an emergency care plan CRESS (Carers Respite Emergency Support Service) which the holder,if they wish can set up and it provides short-term support, if they were to become ill or had an accident
  3. It offers discounts from various local businesses.