West Sussex Care Month

Helping you stay independent for longer


What is Care Month?

What is Care Month?

This October is packed full of information, events and ideas which can help you to stay living independently in your own home for as long as possible.

West Sussex Connect to Support

Perhaps you would benefit from a little extra help and support at home but don’t know where to look? Finding reliable information and advice about care and support can be difficult and sometimes the choices can seem overwhelming. That’s where our West Sussex Connect to Support website comes in: www.westsussexconnecttosupport.org.

Home from hospital

Going in and out of hospital can be daunting, but there are services you can use to make the transition easier and
less stressful. Home from hospital is a free service which provides much needed social and emotional support for
those returning home. Available to older people who may need some extra support and do not have anyone at home, it will match you with a volunteer who can give practical support, work to rebuild your confidence and reduce your risk of
isolation. For more information about Home from hospital, contact:

Carers Support West Sussex

Are you looking after someone who couldn’t manage without you? If you provide unpaid regular support to someone who couldn’t manage without your help because of a disability, an illness, frailty, mental health issues or an addiction, then you are a family or friend carer. For information about support for carers contact Carers Support West Sussex by either visiting www.carerssupport.org.uk or calling 0300 028 8888.


Care can be the last thing on our mind until it affects someone we love or we need to consider it for ourselves, but it’s good to know what information and advice is available when you do need support. Set up by West Sussex County Council, Age UK West Sussex, West Sussex Partners in Care and the Society of Later Life Advisers, Carewise is there to provide you with specialist independent advice about care and support options and the most cost effective ways of paying for long-term care. Contact Carewise on 01243 642121 or visit www.westsussexconnecttosupport.org/carewise.

Technology in your home

Telecare can help get people home from hospital sooner or sometimes prevent them from being admitted in the first
place, supporting people to continue to live safely and independently in their own home. To find out more visit
www.westsussexconnecttosupport.org or call 01243 642121.

Meals on Wheels

Enjoy a nutritious, hot meal delivered to your door every day with Meals on Wheels. Whether you are ill, recovering or would rather not worry about cooking, then take advantage of this excellent service. To find out more about Meals on Wheels email westsussex.office@apetito.co.uk or phone 01903 718893.  

Prevention Assessment Teams

The teams support people to maintain their independence, health and wellbeing in their own homes. They normally work with people who do not receive other specialist health or social care services. These teams can provide information and advice, and access to practical and emotional support either over the phone or with a home visit. So get in contact to see what ideas or suggestions they have now rather than leaving it to become a bigger problem. For more information phone 01243 642121.

Radio Interviews

Radio Interviews

Listen to the extended interviews from More Radio to find out additional information on the topics discussed.

Friday 27 October- Paying for care at home interview with Tom Scott


Thursday 26 October- Falls prevention interview with Tess Davison and Karen Day


Wednesday 25 October- Care recruitment interview part two with Karen Halford & Kerry Duley


Tuesday 24 October - Acquired Brain Injury interview with Gloria Kainja


Monday 23 October - Autism interview with Mark Bushby


 Friday 20 October - Clearwell Mobility / Buy with Confidence interview with Carol Glue


Thursday 19 October - Carers Support interview with Mark Greening


Wednesday 18 October -  Dementia interview with Tim Wilkins


Tuesday 17 October -  How To Pay For Care interview with Tom Scott    


Monday 16 October - Prevention Assessment Team interview with Claire Jones 


Friday 13 October - Meals on Wheels interview with Roger Hargreaves and Elaine Hill 


Thursday 12 October - West Sussex Connect to Support interview with James Ironside


Wednesday 11 October - Home from hospital interview with Lynda Ryan


Tuesday 10 October - Carers support interview with Amanda Jupp


Monday 9 October - Flu interview with Dr Patel


Friday 6 October -  How To Pay For Care interview with Tom Scott    


Thursday 5 October  - Telecare interview with Anne Lyons


Wednesday 4 October - Care recruitment interview part one with Karen Halford & Kerry Duley   


Tuesday 3 October - West Sussex Connect to Support interview with Heather Ramiz


Monday 2 October - Carewise Age UK interview with Lynda Ryan


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