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Carers o'clock

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 day for Adult carers is at Community Wise in Eastbourne on Monday 15 November. 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 info@cultureshift.org.uk or just pop in on the day. 

For more info or to book your lunch, please email info@cultureshift.org.uk

 

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. Anyone is able to access these resources by clicking on the links below, with activities around supporting carers in taking a bit of time for themselves. Informal, fun and supportive, we hope these sheets can help you get a little bit creative and to just generally unwind from your day-to-day lives. 

Please use the hashtag #itscarersoclock to share tips, messages of support, and your creative efforts.

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

To find out more or to receive a printed copy of these resources for a carer, please email julia@cultureshift.org.uk

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