Carers Centre Statement on Covid-19 Pandemic

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

Last Updated 31st August 2021

As you will be aware, government restrictions have largely been lifted which means that while continuing to excercise caution, we have been able to resume several of our in-person service offers. This includes 1:1 support in open-air public settings, some cafes (with suitable spacing and sanitising practices) and office appointments where written work is required (filling in forms for example).

We have also resumed some in-person group activities although these are all outside and require advanced booking. 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

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.

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.