Health + Creativity + Community = Wellbeing
Carers O'Clock provides support for adult carers across East Sussex, commissioned through the East Sussex County Council Adult Social Care Small Grants Programme. The 2022 Care for the Carers Annual Carers Survey showed this support is needed:
92% of carers in East Sussex feel alone or isolated
99% feel stressed and 92% feel their wellbeing has been affected as a result of their caring role.
85% of carers are reporting impact on their physical health.
85% of carers have issues with finances, which has increased dramatically since 2021.
Carers O'Clock sessions are led by a team of artists, providing opportunities for carers to meet and engage in creative activities together in a safe and supportive environment. An added bonus is that carers are also able to enjoy a freshly cooked lunch and refreshments.
"I look forward to these events every month. I know that everyone there understands the difficulty of keeping our essential selves from disappearing amongst all the care needs"
Sessions are currently scheduled to take place in Eastbourne and Uckfield, these sessions are free and open to all unpaid carers.
Booking is essential, there are 3 ways to book:
Through Eventbrite at the links below
Call 030 300 39120
66 Ocklynge Road
Eastbourne BN21 1PY
Monday 18th December 2023
Monday 15th January 2024
Monday 19th February 2024
Monday 18th March 2024
Uckfield TN22 5DJ
Tuesday 12th December 2023
Tuesday 9th January 2024
Tuesday 13th February 2024
Tuesday 12th March 2024
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You can book sessions one month before they happen, if you would like to know when sessions are available for you to book please contact us on: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you can no longer attend please cancel your ticket on eventbrite or let us know at the details above, as often there is a waiting list for places.
Carers o'clock at home
In response to the global pandemic and all the additional pressure and isolation experienced by carers throughout this, we created regular ‘Carer O’Clock’ bulletins, distributed to carers via social media and targeted networks with the support of our partners at Care For The Carers.
The bulletins include simple ideas and suggestions for carers to address their own needs through reflection, relaxation, physical and creative activities.
You can download the resources below:
Download the bulletin from week one click here