Today, (Friday 24 November) the Carers Centre for Brighton & Hove launched their new initiative – Carers Hub, with the support of two local MPs – Caroline Lucas MP and Peter Kyle MP on the national Carers’ Rights Day.
It is a partnership between three prominent local charities (the Carers Centre for Brighton & Hove, Alzheimer’s Society and Crossroads Care Brighton, Hove and East Sussex) and Local Authority assessment staff, who have joined together to build a focal point for unpaid carers ensuring they receive the right support, at the right time, in the right place. The Carers Hub will be providing a comprehensive resource of relevant information, advice and access to organizations which can make life a bit easier for carers.
An open top bus sponsored by Brighton & Hove Buses was parked at the west side of BAi360 this morning to kick start the bus tour going to Churchill Square, Brighton Railway Station then Brighton Marina. At each stop the Carers Hub team engaged passers-by and distributed information leaflets in order to generate vital awareness for the new initiative. On the day, information stalls were also set up at Brighton Railway Station, One Stop Travel Shop and Jubilee Library.
“I’m delighted to celebrate the launch of the ‘Carers Hub’ today, an initiative which will allow The Carers Centre for Brighton and Hove to continue to support the many unpaid carers in the city. The Carers Centre is a vital resource that makes a significant difference to those managing such heavy responsibilities, helping them to access support and guidance when they need it. The Carers Hub will be a valuable addition to the city, helping to improve the quality of life for carers and young carers in Brighton and Hove.” said Caroline Lucas MP
“The Carers Centre for Brighton & Hove is a vital local charity supporting unpaid carers, and I’m over-the-moon that this successful bid for funding will allow them to continue their vital work.
“The support both young and adult carers receive from the Centre is something I’m very proud of so I’m honoured to be supporting the celebration which confirms that their work can continue.” added Peter Kyle MP
“As Patron of the Carers Centre I am delighted at the launch of this new venture and I would like to enlist your support. The Carers Centre always puts carer satisfaction at the heart of everything they do, no matter what age a carer is they strive to give them outstanding support. If you feel there is any way you can help, either financially or by volunteering do please get in touch.” said Peter Field, Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex
“We are delighted to continue our work with unpaid carers and take a lead on this initiative, which aims to make unpaid carers’ life a bit easier by having one phone number and one website to get information and support that they well deserve.” Chris Lau, Director, The Carers Centre for Brighton & Hove