New faces help to deliver services as part of West Sussex Care Month

Councillors have been helping to deliver services as part of Care Month.

 
Last updated:
20 October 2017

There have been some new recruits helping to deliver West Sussex County Council’s services during October.

As part of Care Month from the council throughout October, some leading councillors are volunteering at a range of council services that help people live well in later life.

Among those taking part is Amanda Jupp, Cabinet Member for Adults and Health.

Amanda visited one of the county council’s day centres, The Rowans in Worthing, and talked to centre users and staff.

Amanda said: “It was lovely to meet everyone and to talk to them about the activities they take part in and to get their feedback.”

The Rowans centre offers a specialist service for people with an acquired brain injury, physical, sensory, memory impairment, physical disabilities or complex needs.

Visits by other leading councillors include helping to deliver library books as part of the council’s popular Home Library Direct service and visiting a care home.

The aim of Care Month is to raise awareness about care and support available in the county.

Information is available about:

  • if you receive care 
  • are caring for someone 
  • want to plan for the future 
  • or would like a career in care.

Information and advice is available on the County Council’s website, social media sites, at events around the county, in libraries, interviews on local radio and in local publications.

The month-long event is now in its third year and is organised by West Sussex County Council.

This year’s event has a greater focus on the everyday things people can do to help avoid unplanned hospital visits. It also focuses on the support available once people leave hospital.

For more information click here.

Photo caption: Amanda Jupp, Cabinet Member for Adults and Health, meets Gill and Tracy at The Rowans in Worthing.

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