Information for Carers

Carers Support Service

Ann Boss, Carers Support Worker visits the Practice on a weekly basis.  She can be left a message at the surgery or can be contacted at her office on 0300 028 8888.

If you look after someone that could not manage without help, partner, relative, child, neighbour or friend who has a long term illness or is disabled or frail then the Carers Support Service is here to help you.

Please let your doctor, nurse or reception know and they will put you in touch with the service so you don’t miss out on services, support, advice and benefits available that could help you.


Also you can visit their facebook @CarersWSussex for more peer to peer support.

NHS Links

There is a wealth of information on the NHS website about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

  • Benefits for carers
    Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role
  • Benefits for the under-65s
    Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to.
  • Benefits for the over-65s
    Advice and information on financial support for older people with a disability or illness.
  • Carer’s Assement
    How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits
  • Other benefits
    Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring