Local advice and support (including for over 70s)
Adur and worthing council - housing advice and community support
Adur and Worthing Council advise that families should complete the Housing Advice Form on their web site if they have a housing problem or are concerned they may lose their accommodation. Once completed a housing officer will contact you. You can also complete a Community Support Registration Form, after which a volunteer will be in contact to support. You can also get in contact with Shelter who are linked below.
reaching families - support for families of children and young people with SEN and disabilities in west sussex
The challenging times we find ourselves in requires Reaching Families to reinvent how it works, use technology and creativity to reach families in need and find new ways of ensuring parents and families in our community can stay connected. Building on our experience providing information, training and peer support we will be adjusting our work to offer parents and families a wide range of support during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Age UK Brighton, Hove, West Sussex
If you are self-isolating and need support, or if you’re worried about a friend or family member during this time, please contact Age UK on 01903 731 800 or email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Age UK are doing what they can to provide shopping delivery service to clients who are self isolating or cannot use their usual shopping service. Individuals seeking to gain more information or use this service can use Age UK's free information and advice line on 0800 0191310.
Help at home
If you are concerned about an older person or vulnerable adult, Guild Care's support service in Worthing and the surrounding areas is operating. Please see the link below for how you can support these individuals:
Their customer service team remains available 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday; please do get in touch with them if you have any questions or concerns: email email@example.com, call 01903 327 327 or check out their website Guild Care.
The Silver Line is a free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Moreover, it can help protect and support older people who are suffering abuse and neglect. Below, please see their contact details:
Phone: 0800 470 80 90
Carers support West Sussex
Carers Support West Sussex are available to speak on the phone or via email to those who care for individuals who wouldn't be able to manage without their support. If in this time you need support or advice, please contact them on:
Phone: 0300 028 8888
Website: Carers Support
Citizens Advice in West Sussex
Citizens Advice is able to provide support and advice on a number of issues. They can offer advice over the phone, by webcam or via email.
Advice line number: 0344 477 1171
Advice line (mobile phones only): 0300 3300 650
To access email and web chat follow the icons on this webpage: Advice West Sussex
This link provides general information about coronavirus: Citizens Advice - coronavirus
Local information related to coronavirus may be obtained via the following link: West Sussex advice - coronavirus
The country has seen an increase in the reporting of domestic abuse since the lockdown began. If you have concerns or have the need to make people aware of the help that is available, please find contact details and extended hours for West Sussex WORTH services to pass on.
SAFE IN SUSSEX/FREEDOM PROGRAMME ONLINE
Our Outreach and Refuge Team have been busy supporting women , but we would also like to support women online by Facilitating the Freedom Programme. We are looking to start with three groups running at various times, two during the day and one evening initially, with scope to expand the number if the demand is there. We will aim the evening group at women with young children to be able to help them access it safely. We will start need to start these groups from next week in order to complete a whole cycle by the end of term. Women can join on any week, however there will be a limit on number per group.
For safety reasons, we are currently only offering this for women who are not living with the abusive partner. Other means of support are on offer for women in this situation, (please see website www.safeinsussex.org )
However for women wishing to continue on their journey of understanding the relationship they were in more, and keeping themselves safe in the future then this will be an opportunity for them to continue with this.