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Health + Creativity + Community = Wellbeing

Carers O Clock has provided support for adult carers across East Sussex, commissioned through the East Sussex County Council Carers' Hub.
 

There is evidence of growing need for support for carers;

 

  • 99% of carers feel stressed.

  • 96% feel that their wellbeing has been affected as a result of the caring role 

  • 94% are feeling alone or isolated (2% increase and higher than at the time of the pandemic).

  • 92% of carers are reporting impact on their physical health.

  • 83% of carers are affected financially.

  • 42% of carers want to, but can’t access respite.

​(Ref. The Care for the Carers’ Carers Voices Annual Report 2023)

Carers O'Clock sessions take place every month at two venues in East Sussex (in Eastbourne and Uckfield) led by a team of artists. The sessions provide opportunities for carers to meet and engage in creative activities together in a safe and supportive environment. Carers also benefit from 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"

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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;

Eastbourne:

Community Wise

66 Ocklynge Road

Eastbourne BN21 1PY

 

Mondays
from 10am-3pm:

19th February 2024
18th March 2024
15th April 2024

20th May 2024
17th June 2024
15th July 2024
16th September 2024
21st October 2024
18th November 2024
16th December 2024

Click here to book your place in Eastbourne

Uckfield:
Victoria Pavilion
New Town
Uckfield TN22 5DJ

Tuesdays

from 10am-3pm:

13th February 2024

12th March 2024
9th April 2024
14th May 2024
9th July 2024
10th September 2024
8th October 2024
12th November 2024
10th December 2024

Click here to book your place in Uckfield

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"This group is so important to me. When I first came here I never imagined how supportive everyone would be and the friends I would make. The wealth of knowledge and information that has been shared has proved essential to my role as a carer" 

Sessions can be booked on a monthly basis via Eventbrite or by contacting info@cultureshift.org.uk

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

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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