West Sussex Prevention Assessment Teams. The Teams aim to help people living locally to stay healthy and remain independent. Normally, they work with people who do not receive services from specialist health care teams or social care services.

The advisors can:

  • work with you or your carer and undertake an holistic assessment of your household to help identify what support might be required to keep you or your carer independent and prevent or delay the need for more intensive services;
  • check your general state of health and wellbeing;
  • help you identify what may actions you can take to retain your independence;
  • enable you to make any changes;
  • let you know what resources may be useful to you; and
  • provide assistance to access practical and emotional support.

Click here to view a leaflet on the service.

Help At Home. Help with cleaning, shopping and pension collection for people over 65 years of age. A subsidised hourly rate is charged for this service. Contact June Brown, Mon - Fri, 9.00am - 1.00pm. Tel: 01903 879916.

Good Neighbours. A free service run by volunteers who will go with you to help you shop, or do it for you. Contact Margo Evison. Tel. 01273 494708. Email: margoevison@hotmail.com

Meals On Wheels. WRVS. Daily delivery service. Contact Sue Farmer. Tel: 01444 451462.

Sussex Farmhouse Meals. Deliver frozen food weekly. Tel: 08450 702222. Website: www.sussexfarmhousemeals.co.uk

Wiltshire Farm Foods. Deliver frozen food weekly. Tel: 01444 881926. Website: www.wiltshirefarmfoods.com

Community Link. Neck Pendant alarm system. Also provide equipment such as smoke alarms and key safes. Tel: 01403 215230.

Handy Man Service. Offers no hassle plumbing, also fits aids and adaptations. Normal charge £30 an hour. Minimum charge for smaller jobs £15 an hour. Key safes fitted. £20 an hour.

Contact: Michael Mclaughlin Tel: 01737 851 151. Mobile: 07591693545.

Email: nohassleplumbing@outlook.com

Remap. Free technical and practical aids for disabled people made by mainly professional engineers tailored to individual requirements. Contact David Heaps. Tel: 01403 261854.

Home Care. West Sussex Social and Caring Services provide a list of private agencies offering Home Care services. Weekdays 9.00am - 5.00pm. Tel: 01243 642555.

Cherish Care. For you and your home. Your local HOME CARE providers recognise that you want to stay at home. Let us provide an individual service that will help you stay independent. Contact Cherish Care on 01273 494990 or e-mail: info@cherishcare.co.uk

All information in this article was correct as of January 2013 - if you find any mistakes or have any updates please contact info@henfieldhub.com