Experienced Prevention Link Workers work with older people in the community to offer practical support, confidence building, information and encouragement to help improve general wellbeing.
They can make home visits and also deliver services in community settings with one-to-one short term packages to help improve the quality of your life. This might include:
Referrals can be made by family, friends and health professionals or you can refer yourself. Call 01903 528600 or send the Outreach in the Community team a message.
The Guild Care Centre is friendly and lively where older independent people can enjoy themselves and have fun with other like-minded individuals.
The Healthy Living Programme offers a wide range of different activities, therapies, exercises for all abilities, discussion groups, music and song, entertainment and games, computing, arts and crafts, theme days as well as tai chi, pilates and zumba for those a little more active. Click here for the 2018-19 weekly programme.
Wellbeing therapies include massage, hairdressing, manicures, waxing, foot care and even assisted bathing.
The Centre has many more services to offer such as transport, professional home care team and activities for older people with a learning disability. To see the full range of services have a look at their website or call 01903 528600.
Worthing Dementia Action Alliance has developed this resource to encourage a safer and more rewarding environment for people with dementia, their carers and families, in which to live, work and visit. Visit their website for further information on local activities, services in our area and information for carers. There are many different Dementia Friendly Pop-Up Hubs across Adur and Worthing too - keep an eye on our events pages for up to date information.
The Community Alarm scheme and Telecare Service enables older, disabled and vulnerable people to get emergency help 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, at the touch of a button.
The alarm button is worn as a pendant or on the wrist, making it easy to summon help, giving you peace of mind and security to continue living independently in your own home. An automatic smoke detector, extreme heat sensor, and carbon monoxide and flood detectors, work alongside the main alarm, all of which raise an alarm with the control centre. You will receive regular maintenance visits and a fault repair service
If you have a telephone line and a power point, people to act as key holders who can be contacted in an emergency, or a key safe, then you are ready to go. Even if you do not have a landline telephone they may still be able to install an alarm unit for you.
If you would like to apply for an alarm, complete the form on the Councils' website. A member of the team will then visit to assess your situation, complete the contract with you and install the alarm equipment.
Our Adur & Worthing Wellbeing Team gets easily confused with the Welbeing Lifeline Personal Alarm service (which we are not affiliated with in any way).
Lifeline provides valuable round-the-clock support to a wide range of people, including: