Carers Centre Statement on Covid-19 Pandemic

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

Last Updated 4th March 2021

As you will be aware, we have entered another national lockdown owing to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. In light of this, we have had to suspend our offer of in-person 1:1 support sessions for carers. We will review this as the situation continues to develop. In addition to this, 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

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.

We were pleased to see that carers have been added to priority group 6 in the latest guidance from the Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation (see pages 10-11). Our joint communication statement about how we are working with the NHS to plan local implementation 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.

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 (8th December update) about the flu jab for carers is available here.