Carers Health Team

We are a team of health professionals who aim to promote the health and wellbeing of carers. We are a free service provided by Sussex Community NHS Trust providing support for carers over the age of 18 living in West Sussex. We work directly with carers and will develop individual strategies for each carer with an aim to reduce the strain of coping with their caring role. We may if it is necessary also look at the health needs of the person who is being cared for.

We work closely with other NHS specialist services, social & caring services and voluntary & community services and will link carers with these services when appropriate.

We can provide information and advice on specific health conditions, as well as practical advice on the caring environment (safe lifting and handling, healthy eating, risk minimisation)

We will visit carers in their own home at a time to suit their needs.

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Coverage

Arundel, Barnham, Billingshurst, Bognor, Burgess Hill, Chichester, Crawley, East Grinstead, Haywards Heath, Horsham, Lancing, Littlehampton, Midhurst, Petworth, Selsey, Shoreham, Storrington, Worthing

How To Access

We take referrals from anyone who is a carer themselves and would like to access some support for their own physical or emotional health.
Referrals are also welcome from GPs, carer’s support services, health and caring services, statutory or voluntary services. The individual who is being referred must consent to the referral being made

To refer to our service contact our office.

Contact Details

North Carers Health Team
Phone: (01403) 227000 ext 7613 / 7686

South Carers Health Team
Phone: (01243) 623521
Fax: (01243) 623522

Opening Hours

The Carer Wellbeing Service is a non-emergency service.

We are a flexible service: if convenient for the carer (e.g carer is employed) appointments with our team members can be arranged outside of the normal Monday to Friday 9-5 hours. This can be done only after initial contact has been made following a referral.

Usual office hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

How to find us

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