Changes to the Care Act 2014 for adult social care
The government has put in place a range of measures to help local authorities deliver adult social care while managing the pressures caused by the current COVID-19 situation.
There are changes to some local authority duties around assessment of people’s needs and their eligibility for council-funded care and support. These measures are known as ‘easements’ and local authorities were able to put these in place.
They are temporary and will only be used if they become absolutely necessary. Please find out more with our useful guide:
- Easements for adult social care leaflet (PDF, 170KB)
- Easements for adult social care easy-read leaflet (PDF, 1MB)
We are not yet operating the easements. However, if this changes we will let people who use services, family and friend carers, and all providers know.
Any decision would also be reported to the Department of Health and Social Care.
Adults’ Services day services
Our in-house provider day services have been delivering a critical day service since the start of the pandemic. We are continuing to deliver this service for those that need a building-based service. In addition, we are providing a number of virtual activity sessions and keeping in weekly contact with everyone.
If you have any questions about a particular day service, then please do speak to the manager of the service.
Meals on Wheels
Our deliveries are currently operating as normal and we're accepting new clients. To find out more, call 01903 718893.
Support for family and friend carers
We're working with Carers Support West Sussex, as well as the voluntary and community sector on increasing support to family and friend carers.