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Carers Week 2024

07 June 2024

This week we are saying thank you to all the unpaid carers at Chailey Heritage Foundation and beyond ✨ 

This year, the national carers week theme is 'Putting Carers on the Map'.  This awareness campaign is seeking to increase visibility for carers and provide a platform for much-needed recognition and support. 

At Chailey Heritage we have a community of carers, whether that is parents, siblings, friends or otherwise. Every day they go above and beyond to provide a level of care to someone who requires support, and often forget to support themselves 💜 

Chailey Heritage Foundation has recently filled two new Family Liaison Worker roles, both funded by a separate linked charity, and a partnership with IPSEA, to commit to better support parents and carers every day. Lauren Humphreys is delighted to have been appointed one of these roles. 

Lauren will help support parents and carers of any child who attends school at Chailey Heritage Foundation, advocating on their behalf. She can also assist in: settling in periods, transitions, respite and out-of-school activities, signposting and general emotional support. The second role will be more focused on supporting families through admissions, referrals and tribunals, offering advice, guidance and emotional support throughout the journey. 

Below are useful links you can follow to get support, access carer coffee mornings and find useful advice. 


Support for Parents and Carers: 



Carers UK: www.carersuk.org 

Carers Trust: www.carers.org 

Together For Short Lives: www.togetherforshortlives.org.uk 

Contact: www.contact.org.uk                       

Affinity Hub: www.affinityhub.uk 

Mind: www.mind.org.uk 



East Sussex Parent Carer Forum: www.espcf.org.uk 

West Sussex Parent Carer Forum: www.wspcf.org.uk 

Brighton Parent Carers' Council: www.paccbrighton.org.uk 

Family Voice Surrey: www.familyvoicesurrey.org 

Kent PACT: www.kentpactnew2022.co.uk 


West Sussex Reaching Families: www.reachingfamilies.org.uk 



Support for Siblings: 


Sibs: www.sibs.org.uk 



West Sussex Young Carers: www.westsussex.gov.uk/education-children-and-families/young-carers 

Surrey Young Carers: www.actionforcarers.org.uk/who-we-help/young-carers-under-18/ 

East Sussex, Kent, Medway and South London Young Carers: www.imago.community 

Brighton and Hove Young Carers: www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/children-and-learning/young-carers 


We also have many opportunities for carers to have onsite support, from CHIPS carers Facebook group, to regular Breakfast Mornings covering topics important to you! 

Any other questions regarding carer support, Contact Family Liaison Worker, Lauren Humphreys lauren.humphreys@chf.org.uk 

To find and connect with other carers, Head over to Carer’s week website to put your name on the map 💜 https://www.carersweek.org/ 

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