New support service for child carers launched in West Sussex

A NEW service has been launched in West Sussex to support family members caring for children unable to live with their birth parents.

The Informal Family Care Service offers a range of support including:

Information and advice around issues which affect family carers

An assessment of their situation

Signposting to relevant services and assistance with referrals

Groups tailored to the needs of carers

Monthly drop-in sessions across the county

The groups will be held in Chichester from Monday, October 17, and in Worthing from Tuesday, October 18.

Anyone who would like more information can call 01243 642650 or email