SUPPORT SERVICES 

Carers' Liaison Person. Wendy Davies. Ring the Medical Centre to make an appointment.  Tel: 01273 492255.

 

Carers' Line. Emotional support for carers.Face-to-face counselling for carers, or former carers. Phone support line for carers in their own homes. Tel: 01903 528629.

 

Worthing and District Carers' Support Service invite carers to contact them at any time to talk things over. They also produce a carers' information pack. Enquiry line: 01903 536378. Website: www.carerswsx.org.uk 

 

Central Sussex Alzheimer's Society. Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm 01403 750485

24 hour Helpline messaging service. Manned 10.00am-12.00am Mon - Fri. Tel: 01293 519944. 

 

Carer Support Group at Steyning Benjamin’s Court, Shooting Field, the fourth Tuesday of every month.Tel: 01403 750485 Dementia Support Worker.Tel: 01403 750485.

 

The Stroke Association national helpline, weekdays 9.00am - 5.00pm. Tel: 08453 033 100.

 

Carers UK. The voice of carers.Tel: 02073 784999. Email: adviceline@carersuk.org

 

Home Care. Social Services provide a Care Guide, which includes a list of private agencies

offering home care services. Helpdesk weekdays 8.00am - 6.00pm. Tel: 01243 642555.

 

Crossroads Care South Central. Operates a home respite service to give carers a break of up to four hours a week, (longer periods can be negotiated). They also provide a night-sitting 

service up to ten hours, one night a week, for carers who have disturbed sleep and an Emergency Respite Service to provide support when carers are unable to carry out their caring role. Weekdays 8.30am - 5.00pm.Tel: 01903 790270. Website: www.crossroadscare-sc.org

 


 

BENEFIT ADVICE

Benefits Enquiry Line gives general information on Attendance Allowance and Carers' Allowance. Weekdays only 8.30am - 6.30pm. Tel: 0800 882 200. Website: www.direct.gov.uk 

 

Carers’ Allowance (Department of Work and Pensions). 

(Caring for Someone) You do not have to be related to, or live with, the person you are caring for. The person being cared for must be in receipt of Attendance Allowance or Disability Living Allowance and you must provide care for them for 35 hours a week or more. Helpline: Tel: 0845 608 4321. Website: www.direct.gov.uk

 

All information in this article was correct as of August 2012 - if you find any mistakes or have any updates please contact info@henfieldhub.com