Links

Useful Links

There are many resources and information sites available for people who need them. Here are some that we feel could be helpful.

Carers Support West Sussex

If you are looking after or helping anyone who is ill, disabled or frail, then the Carers Support Service 'Carers Support West Sussex' is for you, no matter how many hours your caring role involves.

The contribution that carers make is often forgotten and taken for granted. Services can be difficult to access and complicated to understand. Information on which services are available can be difficult to get hold of. Carers can also feel isolated by their caring role. They work with carers and all agencies to improve this situation.

Other organisations in West Sussex and beyond

www.information-exchange.org

www.healthtravel.org

 If you need help with transport contact Sammy's Transport Mon - Fri, 9-1pm and 2-4pm on 01243 827821 or email the office, office@sammytransport.org.uk. Download the leaflet for further information. Sammy Leaflet

 

NHS Carers Direct

Carers Direct is a national information, advice and support service for carers in England. Available online at www.nhs.uk/carersdirect and as a free, confidential helpline seven days a week on 0808 802 0202, it provides accurate, relevant information for carers and those who support them.

West Sussex County Council

WSCC is available online at www.westsussex.gov.uk

The Carers Hub

The Carers’ Hub is a joint initiative between Crossroads Care and The Princess Royal Trust for Carers to inform the commissioning and development of personalised services for carers by providing a central point for information sharing.

The Carers Hub is available at www.carershub.org

West Sussex Parents Forum

For parents and carers of children and young people aged 0-25 with learning difficulties and disabilities

The Parents Forum is a friendly group of parents who meet to discuss real issues that affect children and young people with learning difficulties and disabilities in West Sussex.

West Sussex Parents Forum is available at www.westsussexparentsforum.co.uk

Care Quality Commission

CQC are the independent regulator of health and social care services in England. They regulate how we carry out our services, ensuring that government standards of quality and safety are being met. See the latest report details for Crossroads Care SC below or click the link for more information...

 

General Websites

www.carers.gov.uk The Government’s website for carers

www.carers.org  The site of Carers Trust. Information for carers including a chat room and discussion boards

www.icis-info4life.org.uk  An information service putting people in touch with services offering care, support or advice in West Sussex

www.carersuk.org The website for Carers UK

www.westsussexcarers.org.uk  Website for carers in West Sussex, provided by West Sussex County Council and maintained by ICIS

 www.sussex.helpline@alzheimers.org.uk  Website for those concerned about someone who may be confused, affected by dementia or concerned about their own memory.

General Health

www.doh.gov.uk Department of Health

www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk NHS Direct. General health care advice, including frequently asked questions and the facility to email your enquiry

www.sussexpartnership.nhs.uk News & information about health and well-being in West Sussex

www.stwh.co.uk St Wilfrid's Hospice. Providing specialist palliative care through in-patient and communities.

www.counselling-directory.org.uk

Helping hand for Children

www.ft.ct.org.uk  The Fashion and Textile Children's trust are able to offer financial support to children, (0-18yrs) whose parent or carer works in the UK fashion and textile industry, where there is a case of need or the child is at risk. Grants are upwards of £150 and can be given for therapies for the child, adaptations to the home or extra curricular activities. A grant from FTCT can also help with school uniform, clothing or bedding for a child, or access to education, such as specialist equipment.

They encourage the parent or carer to call them directly and talk to Karen who is their Grants Co-ordinator. (grants@ftct.org.uk / Tel: 020-7170-4117) If it is a case they feel we can support, an application is sent to the parent or carer. Karen is on hand to guide all the way through the process to answer any questions. Once all the supporting evidence has been received, they pride ourselves on being able to give a response to the parent or carer within 14 working days. (98% of those that complete an application form are successful).

 

 

 

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