Carers Centre Statement on Covid-19 Pandemic

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

Last Updated 3rd November 2020

In light of the national lockdown commencing Thursday 5th November 2020, we have taken the difficult decision to suspend in-person support sessions until further notice. However, our 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.

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.

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.

Local information (2nd November 2020 update) about the flu jab for carers is available here.