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:
- Guildcare (Adur and Worthing) by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01903 334977.
- Age UK Horsham District by emailing email@example.com or calling 01403 751321.
- Age UK West Sussex by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01903 717130.
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 email@example.com 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.