Elderly Care Services in Sussex

Elderly Care Services in Sussex

Just like the rest of the UK, Sussex has an ever increasing proportion of older residents, with over 23% of the population being made up of over 65s. This is only expected to continue rising as life expectancies increase.

As a result, the demand for elderly specific care services is growing and it is essential to be able to effectively navigate each of the different health and social care bodies available in the county.

Elderly Befriending Services in East Sussex

Age Space has put together the following guide to the Elderly Care Services in Sussex to ensure all the information is as accessible to you as possible, in what can be a very confusing field.

NHS Services for the Elderly in Sussex

NHS services in Sussex for Elderly PeopleThe NHS has established 42 Integrated Care Systems (ICS) across England to allow each of the health and care organisations in a local area to work together more closely. Both East and West Sussex are the responsibility of the Sussex ICS, that oversees everything to do with healthcare in both counties, including general hospitals, GP services, mental health services and smaller local hospitals, as well as community care services.

You can find out more information about the Sussex ICS by visit the website, or getting in touch using the details provided below.

Major Hospitals in Sussex

Sussex is home to four major hospitals with Accident & Emergency services available. These can be useful to keep note of in case of an emergency situation:

Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton
  • Address: Eastern Road, Brighton, BN2 5BE
  • Telephone: 01273 696955
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Worthing Hospital, Worthing
  • Address: Lyndhurst Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 2DH
  • Telephone: 01903 205111
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St. Richard's Hospital, Chichester
  • Address: Spitalfield Lane, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 6SE
  • Telephone: 01243 788122
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Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath
  • Address: Lewes Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 4EX
  • Telephone: 01444 441881
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Community Healthcare in Sussex

The Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust are the main provider of Community NHS health and care across Brighton & Hove, East Sussex and West Sussex. Their teams provide expert medical, nursing and therapeutic care to adults, children and families with a wide range of different services across the two counties.

You can find a full list of all the smaller hospitals and clinics run by this NHS Foundation Trust by following the link below to their website, or get in touch for more information.

How to find GPs in your area

To search for your local GP follow this link to the NHS website and type in your postcode to find your nearest GP.

Local Authority Elderly Care Services in Sussex

Social care service provisions in Sussex are the responsibility of East Sussex County Council or West Sussex County Council depending on which county you live in. Your local county council will be the first port of call for anything pertaining to social care in Sussex, which includes care needs assessments and home adaptations.

Elderly Local Authority Care in Sussex

Searching for Elderly Care Services and Care Homes

To search for Elderly Care Homes we recommend using a Care Home directory like CareHome.co.uk.

Booking a Care Needs Assessment in Sussex

Receiving a Care Needs Assessment is an important part of understanding the level of support your elderly relative requires and how much of this they are eligible to have supplied by the council. Many services, such as care homes and other respite facilities also require you to have one completed before they can accept your relative.

As completing a Care Needs Assessment can take some time, it’s well worth getting one done as soon as possible. You can take a look at Age Space’s guide to getting a Care Needs Assessment in Sussex to find out more about the process.

Specialist Mental Health Services for the Elderly in Sussex

Your first port of call for accessing local mental health services will be to talk with your GP. They will be able to direct you to all of the specific and relevant services in your local area.

You can also search for local support through:

You can also search for care and nursing homes with specialised facilities for mental health through carehomes.co.uk.

Home Care Services in Sussex

Home Care, or Domiciliary Care is professional care provided in the comfort of your own home. These services can allow your elderly relative to maintain the independence of living at home, whilst giving you the peace of mind that they’re being taken care of.

You can use Age Space’s own Home Care Directory to look for suitable home care that’s in your area: