New Film highlights Adults’ Services in West Sussex
by Press Officer on 12 February, 2013
A newly released film shows the wide range of Adults’ Services provided by West Sussex County Council.
The County Council has changed the way it provides Adults’ Services in order to meet the needs of an ageing population. The film shows the scope and the variety of these services.
The film explains how the council’s move towards more preventative and universally accessible services is enabling people to live in their own homes. At the same time the council is helping them to remain as independent as possible whatever their age or disability.
Among the services highlighted is Telecare. The service provides a range of sophisticated telephone based units. At the touch of a button these units are used for tasks such as the daily monitoring a person’s health through to summoning emergency help if they fall.
Other services highlighted are the Prevention Assessment Teams. Their work helps people stay healthy and remain independent for as long as possible.
The ‘My Network’ and ‘My Network Plus’ services for adults with learning difficulties and their carers are also featured. They ensure vulnerable individuals receive the necessary support to live independently.
The film also shows examples of how the council is working in partnership with voluntary and community based organisations. This includes ‘Frame of Mind’, a Community Interest Company, which provides vocational training for adults with Mental Health Issues or Learning Disabilities.
Peter Catchpole, West Sussex County Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Adults’ Services said; “This film gives a valuable insight into some of the wide range of Adults’ Services provided by the County Council.
“It helps to show the scope and the variety of the services that are commissioned by us as well as those that we run directly ourselves.”