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Carers Support Men’s Group welcomed to Men in Sheds project

By | 2018-01-18T09:58:49+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Blog|

In January, carers from our men’s group were welcomed to the Men in Sheds project based at Northbrook College, Worthing. Men in Sheds started in Australia and now has over 400 sites across the UK, where members share the tools and resources they need to work on projects of their own choosing at their own pace, and in a safe, friendly and inclusive venue.  The men’s group had the opportunity to hear about this socially [...]

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Let’s have a chat

By | 2018-01-10T16:53:57+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Blog|

Penny is a Specialist Support Team Leader Last year we received a call from Vicky Baker at the Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust (SPFT) asking for input from, and involvement with,  family and friend carers of people with a learning disability.  She was keen to understand carer’s experiences, issues and what carers feel supports them. This is the kind of phone call we like.  We're constantly asking organisations around the county to be more 'carer aware' and [...]

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By | 2018-01-08T18:19:19+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Blog|

Lyn Chappell - Emotional Wellbeing Programme Lead Every year, like so many people, we get out our Christmas decorations.  These are the same ones that we carefully boxed up last year.  There is one in particular which catches my eye;  a silver tree decoration.  Just one word – 'hope'.  But to paraphrase something from another well-known charity  – hope is for life not just for Christmas. I’ve worked with carers for nearly twelve years and one [...]

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New Chair’s Blog – An introduction from Alan Botterill

By | 2017-12-28T10:46:24+00:00 December 28th, 2017|Blog|

I am pleased to send this message as the new Chair of CSWS having been elected a trustee at the AGM and elected Chair at the Board meeting on 7th December. Firstly, on behalf of all of our carers, volunteers, staff and trustees I must record heartfelt thanks from everyone involved with CSWS to Lesley Marginson for the wonderful contribution that she made as trustee and Chair over many years since the outset of the charity. [...]

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