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Carers o'clock

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Health + Creativity + Community = Wellbeing

Carers O'Clock is a series of activity sessions for carers across East Sussex, commissioned through the East Sussex County Council Adult Social Care Small Grants Programme.

  • 1 in 10 people in East Sussex care for someone. 

  • 72% of carers responding to Carers UK's State of Caring 2018 Survey said they had suffered mental ill health as a result of caring. 

  • 61% said they had suffered physical ill health as a result of caring. 

  • 8 in 10 people caring for loved ones say they have felt lonely or socially isolated. 

Our face to face sessions for carers and young carers, are led by expert artists, designed to provide opportunities to meet with other carers, and engage in creative activities together in a safe and supportive environment.

Our next drop in days for Adult carers are at Community Wise in Eastbourne on Mondays, 10am to 3pm. The next Carers O Clock will be held:

  • Monday 25th April 2022

  • Monday 23rd May 2022

  • Monday 27th June 2022

  • Monday 18th July 2022

  • Monday 26th September 2022

  • Monday 17th October 2022

  • Monday 28th November 2022

  • Monday 19th December 2022


This free drop in session is open to all unpaid carers, between 10am-3pm with creativity, conversations and a great lunch! You can book your place by emailing or just pop in on the day. 



For more info or to book your lunch, please email

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

Download the bulletin from week two click here

Download the bulletin from week three click here

Download the bulletin from week four click here

Download the bulletin from week five click here

Download the bulletin from week six click here

Download the bulletin from week seven click here

Download the bulletin from week eight click here

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Working with beads
Working with beads

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Friends Laughing
Friends Laughing

Friends relaxing while drinking tea, sewing and laughing

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What A Shirt!
What A Shirt!

Carer showing off their Klimt inspired shirt

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