The Adur Carers Project
1 The Adur Carers Project
This course features a project that has been set up to support those caring for a relative or friend at home – ‘The Adur Carers Mobile Information Project’. The project helps carers in the region to access the necessary services and resources.
An important aspect of the work done by Adur Carers is reaching out into local rural communities where people are isolated, and find it difficult to access services, and support. Setting up stands in High Streets and shopping centres allows them to contact people who may not even have realised that they were acting as a carer.
You will shortly be listening to two audio clips, which starts with a discussion involving Johnathan Smith and Jane Weston, who are both involved in local support services for carers in West Sussex. Jonathan is a qualified social worker who operates the Adur Carers Mobile Information Project. Jane provides ongoing support for carers through a sister project, the Carers Liaison Project, which offers longer-term advice and befriending.
You'll also be hearing from the carers themelves. Take some time to read up a bit of background about the carers, on the next page, before continuing to the two audio clips. This will give you an insight into their particular situations.