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Practical support and groups for carers

  • Care for Carers offering support to unpaid carers
  • Association of Carers offering support to carers including befriending and respite
  • Hft’s Family Carer Support Service (FCSS) is a free national support service for parent carers and family carers who have a relative aged 16 or over with a learning disability, autism or both. Support is available to all family carers, whether or not their relative is supported by Hft.
  • East Sussex Parent Carer Forum for parent carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in East Sussex.
  • The Challenging Behaviour Foundation support for family carers
  • The Autistic Society help and support
  • Sibs support for young and adult siblings of disabled children and adults
  • East Sussex Young Carers supports Young Carers aged 5-18 who are responsible for caring for a family member with a long-term illness, disability, mental health or substance misuse issues.
  • Respond Family Support Service supporting family members of people with learning disabilities, autism or both who have experienced loss, harm or institutional abuse.

Information for carers

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