Carers Hub is a new partnership of three local charities and local authority assessment staff, who have joined together to create a focal point for unpaid carers, to get information and support they need.

Carers Hub aims to improve the quality of life of carers in Brighton & Hove by offering a wide range of services and comprehensive local resources for carers of all ages.

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Services

Having the right information at the right time can make a huge difference for the carer and the person they care for.  This section contains a collection of services and useful resources for Young Carers, Adult Carers and Professionals.

Supporting your staff carers

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Carers Rights Day 2018

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The Big Health and Care Conversation

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New Research – Young Carers

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Supporting unpaid carers in Brighton & Hove

An unpaid carer provides support to a partner, child, relative or friend who couldn’t manage to live independently or whose health or well-being would deteriorate without this help.  This could be due to frailty, disability or serious health conditions, mental ill health, or substance misuse.

There are over 23,000 unpaid carers in Brighton and Hove.

The economic value of their contribution in the city in 2016 was £437million.

There is some great work that goes on in the city to support unpaid carers, we believe that by making a Carers Pledge we can continue to support carers in their caring role. 

All Pledges will be displayed on our Pledge Wall making individuals and organisations aware of unpaid carers and how as a city they can support carers in Brighton & Hove. 

 

Make a pledge

To pledge is easy, here are some examples:

  • Display a Carers Hub poster in your organisation, workplace or GP practice
  • Book a carers awareness training for line managers or general staff
  • Encourage staff to sign up to free Carers UK digital tools, to help balance caring and work
  • Have information about Carers support for those who access your services
  • Have a Carers Champion to support carers in your workplace or to link with the Carers Hub direct

Or be creative and make your own pledge to support carers.

Go to the online form to make your pledge.

Become a Member

Please sign up to become a member of the Carers Hub website to receive the regular Carers Hub newsletter and up to date information via email of upcoming events and groups of interest to you. 

We will never sell your data and your personal information won’t be shared for marketing purpose.  We promise to keep your details safe and secure. 

You can change your mind at any time by contacting info@carershub.co.uk to remove your personal information from our database. 

For further details on how your data is used and stored please see our Privacy Policy

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What are my rights as a carer?

Under the Care Act you are entitled to a carer’s assessment where you appear to have needs, this matches the rights to an assessment of the person being cared for. You will be entitled to support if you meet the national eligibility criteria.

The person you care for is entitled to a ‘needs assessment' if they appear to have needs for care and support.

What is Carer's Allowance and how can I claim it?

Carer's Allowance is money for people who spend at least 35 hours a week providing regular care to someone who has a disability.

Carer's Allowance (CA) is paid at £62.70 a week. The amount paid is usually increased each April. You don’t have to be related to, or live with, the person you care for to get Carer’s Allowance. You can qualify for Carer’s Allowance whether you are in or out of work, but you must not earn more than £116 a week.

Carer’s Allowance does not depend on national insurance contributions and is not means-tested – in other words not based on your personal income or savings – but earnings may affect your entitlement.

Go to Turn2Us to find out how to claim Carer's Allowance.

How do I get a break?

From time to time all carers need a break from caring.  There are a number of ways that this can be organised. By going through a need assessment process for the person you care for and a carer's assessment for you, the local council will be able to advise you on the range of respite services available. Charges for services will be dependent upon the financial situation of the person you care for and this will be explained to you during the assessment process.

Take a look at the local council's website if you would like to have more information about breaks.

More questions?

Contact us

Call us on 01273 977 000
Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm

Send us an email at info@carershub.co.uk

We can also give you a call back.

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