Carers Centre Statement on Coronavirus

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

Last Updated 15th May 2020

In light of recent Government guidance around Coronavirus (COVID-19) we have made the difficult decision to suspend all Carers Centre group activities and in-person 1:1 sessions until further notice. We will be working with the local authority and partners in the voluntary sector to maintain our Carers Hub support line01273 977 000 so that carers can be provided with up-to-date information.

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. We are contacting carers in at-risk groups and escalating cases of concern where necessary.

As this situation is unprecedented and evolving, we will do our best to update you whenever we are able. In the meantime, please continue to refer to Gov.UK, Brighton & Hove City Council and Brighton & Hove CCG for guidance.

Use this Government website to register if you have a medical condition that makes you extremely vulnerable to coronavirus. If you’re not sure whether your medical condition makes you extremely vulnerable, register anyway. You can register yourself, or on behalf of someone else.

Government Guidance for Unpaid Carers

Request a Coronavirus Test if you are symptomatic 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.

Supermarket opening times for vulnerable customers available here.