FOR CARERS

The information on these pages consist of a range of support groups for carers of people for dementia and innovative programmes and training courses to increase knowledge of living with dementia.

Day respite and residential respite can be found on our My Local Services page and My Local Activities.

Our page Where to find more information will signpost you to dozens of informative sites which will help you with dementia facts, financial and legal help and adult social care although we have added a few to this section.

Important contact information can be found on our helplines page.

A Road less Rocky

This report highlights the critical points along a carer’s journey and has been called - The Carers Road Map: A guide for carers of people with dementia.

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Adult Social Care

Support for Adult Social Care in West Sussex is available here which provides emergency numbers, self-assessment details and advice on benefits.

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Carer Information and Support Programme (CrISP) 1

The Carer Information and Support Programme 1 is a series of 6 sessions for carers, family and friends of people recently diagnosed with dementia.

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Carer Information and Support Programme (CrISP) 2

The Carer Information and Support Programme 2 is a series of 4 sessions for carers, family members and friends of people who have been living with dementia for some time.

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Dementia Care: Staying Connected and Living Well

is a course for carers, to help you stay connected to loved ones, manage stress at home and defuse difficult situations.

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Dementia e-learning courses

There are seven free e-learning modules from the Social Care Institute for Excellence.

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Dementia Wellbeing Programme

This programme has been designed to offer practical support and information to help carers with their caring role.

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Deputyship and lack of capacity

If you need to learn more about lack of capacity and who can apply to be a deputy and the different types, this will give you a good overview.

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Factsheets

A range of factsheets to download which include Claiming Benefits, Making a Will, Attendance Allowance and much more.

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Financial and legal affairs

There are a number of financial and legal issues to consider after a diagnosis of dementia. You can download a pdf or listen to an audio version from the Alzheimer’s Society.

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Help at Home

If you are over 65, Guild Care can offer you a Help at Home service for up to 2 hours per week at £7 per hour in the Worthing area. The service is supported by West Sussex County Council and available to people on a limited income.

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Lancing Carers’ Support Group

For carers of people with dementia

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Lasting Power of Attorney

Why you need one, what are they, how do I make one, what is a Financial Lasting Power of Attorney and what is the Health & Care Lasting Power of Attorney.

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Making a will

Your will lets you decide what happens to your money, property and possessions after your death.

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Mens Carers’ Support Group

Details from Matt Anderson on 0300 028 8888

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Online courses for carers

Free online courses are available to give carers and family members a better understanding of dementia.

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Rustington Carers’ Support Group

This peer support group gives carers the opportunity to meet with others who understand some of what they are going through.

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Shoreham Carers’ Support Group

This peer support group gives carers the opportunity to meet with others who understand some of what they are going through.

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Which? Elderly Care

Which? is Europe’s largest consumer organization who have created a website to provide independent information on all aspects of care for older people.

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Wills, Trusts and Probate

Bennett Griffin Solicitors LLP are members of the Worthing Dementia Alliance and Dementia Friends.

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Worthing Carers’ Support Group

This peer support group gives carers the opportunity to meet with others who understand some of what they are going through.

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Worthing Carers’ Support Group

For carers of people with dementia

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Worthing Carers’ Support Group

Places at this group are limited and we advise phoning Kimberley on to check on availability.

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Worthing Wellbeing and Recovery Service

We offer a range of support groups, personal development courses, information sessions and social opportunities.

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Read more on our website or ring 01903 327 327