Carers Centre Statement on Covid-19 Pandemic

The Carers Centre for Brighton and Hove is the lead partner in Carers Hub:

Last Updated 1st April 2021As you will be aware, we remain in national lockdown owing to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. However, we have resumed our offer of in-person 1:1 support (in open-air public settings only) as part of the following targeted projects: Changes Ahead, Carer Reablement, Carers of those with life-limiting conditions and the Young Carers Project.

We have also resumed some in-person group activities although they require advanced booking of any potential attendees. In addition, many carers group activities are operating online and our Carers Hub support line remains open. We invite carers to contact us for details on services they can access – 01273 977 000 info@carershub.co.uk

During this challenging time, we appreciate that many carers will be worried about the health of their family, themselves and about their ability to continue caring. The local authority has issued a statement around their commitment to supporting carers.

Please continue to refer to Gov.UK, Brighton & Hove City Council and Brighton & Hove CCG for guidance.

Latest updates about the Sussex Covid-19 vaccination rollout for unpaid carers is available here.

Scam Warning! Anyone offering a vaccination for a fee is a hoax! See this fraud warning document for more information.

Other resources:

Government Guidance for Unpaid Carers

Request a Coronavirus Test if you are symptomatic here.

Special COVID-19 payments of £500 are available to support people in need who are losing income because they have been told to self-isolate.

In Brighton & Hove, symptom-free testing is available to those who cannot work from home. This includes unpaid carers who have to travel to visit the person they care for. Eligible carers can book a symptom-free test here.

Check out our guidance on digital support in Brighton & Hove here.

Healthwatch Brighton & Hove is regularly updating a useful Frequently Asked Questions document about Coronavirus.

The Carers UK/Carers Trust Joint Statement on Coronavirus is available here.

In addition, Mind has produced a handy guide for anyone concerned about Coronavirus and their wellbeing. Please visit this link to access the guide.

Advice regarding benefits is available here.