City holds first ever Carers Festival

A free event is being held on Wednesday 12 June for the thousands of people in Brighton & Hove who dedicate themselves to being unpaid carers for loved ones who have health problems or disabilities.

The Carers Festival at the Open Market in London Road runs from 2-6pm. It’s a great chance to meet other carers and find out about all the support services that are available for carers in the city.

There will be free tea, coffee and cakes for Carers Card holders. If you haven't already got a Carers Card - which offers a range of discounts across the city - you can sign up for one at the event.

There will also be entertainments and more than 30 information stalls including:

  • Age UK, Mind and the Alzheimer’s Society
  • Brighton & Hove City Council's CareLink Plus telecare alarms service
  • Blue badge and concessionary travel
  • Back care and healthy lifestyles advice.

The event has been organised by the council and the city’s Carers Hub.

For further information about the Carers Festival, please call the Carers Hub on 01273 977000.