New local team set up to support people in Crawley live independently

From 6 February people in Crawley can access adult social care needs in a new way.

 
Last updated:
3 February 2017

People in Crawley can now start having a conversation about their adult social care needs in a new way.

From Monday 6 February, people are being encouraged to have early conversations with West Sussex County Council about their adult social care needs.

The aim is to reach out to people in their communities to help support their independence and quality of life. 

A multi-disciplinary team from the county council will be based in the local area where they can talk with people about their circumstances.

For more information call 01243 642121 or email here.

Peter Catchpole, Cabinet Member for Adult Services at West Sussex County Council, said: “We recognise people like to have these conversations closer to where they live.

“We want to meet people, their families and carers in local settings to talk about the support they need and we’ll help people make the best use of their strengths, including family and community networks.

“The new approach is also intended to provide greater continuity of contact with people talking to fewer members of staff.”

Crawley is one of the first areas to trial the new approach.

More areas will also be trialling it in the next few months. If it proves successful, a decision will be taken in the autumn about introducing the new approach across the county from January 2018.

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