Information relating to coronavirus is regularly changing, so we will update this section with the latest guidance as soon as we can.

Adult social care, health and wellbeing

How we are responding to the pandemic in response to Government requirements.

Adults’ Services day services

Our in-house provider day opportunity 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.

As the government’s roadmap out of restrictions lifts, WSCC day opportunities will adapt to provide a building-based service to the residents of West Sussex who need our support in a managed and safe way.

If you have any questions about a particular day opportunity 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

As the pandemic progresses and restrictions ebb and flow, significant work with a range of providers has happened in order to adapt and review the support for carers.

The current offer to our county’s carers includes:

  • response lines (advice, information and emotional support)
  • shopping/medication delivery
  • short-break carer respite
  • carer direct payments
  • emergency grants
  • carer support at hospital discharge
  • carer peer support groups - virtual and face-to-face groups starting soon
  • equipment for independence
  • Connecting Carers - a new digital inclusion project. Trained volunteers providing support and also IT equipment where required (enabled via charitable fund raising)
  • counselling for carers (virtual)
  • new counselling project for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) carers (English as a second language)
  • Carer Discount Card scheme
  • Carer Emergency Respite scheme
  • Carer Health Team (nurse led)
  • bereavement support
  • back to work support
  • Young Carer Service (virtual and some face-to-face according to assessed need)
  • Young Adult Carer Service (18-25 years).
 
Last updated:
19 May 2021
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