Social Support Commissioning Home from Hospital services – including Safe & Settle and Relative Support Service to ensure that vulnerable people are not discharged from hospital alone. Following a hospital discharge vulnerable adults recover and avoid an unplanned re-admission into hospital and maintain/improve their health and wellbeing Provided by a partnership: Guild Care (Adur & Worthing) Age UK Horsham (covering Horsham) Age UK West Sussex (covering Arun & Chichester)
Social Support Commissioning Day Activities These services are currently being reviewed but currently comprise of various activities and schemes as shown below: The Grange (RVT) - Midhurst Guild Care – Worthing Age UK West Sussex services - Adur Lavinia House Centre – Horsham Dingemans Centre – Steyning & many more across the County
Social Support Commissioning Help to Live at Home services Recently commissioned new services to support people who may be struggling with domestic chores or shopping. This service is aimed at vulnerable people who cannot manage household tasks without assistance and have a limited income Provided by: Guild Care (Adur & Worthing) Age UK Horsham (covering Horsham) Age UK West Sussex (covering Chichester & Arun)
Social Support Commissioning Tackling Social Isolation & loneliness This service has been commissioned to support vulnerable residents who are at risk of loneliness. This might include helping them to join activities or arranging for some company or a chat with regular visits from a volunteer. Provided by: Royal Voluntary Service (nee WRVS)
Social Support Commissioning Information & Advice This includes free advice that helps people resolve their problems with debt, benefits, employment, housing, discrimination, and other legal type issues and; Opportunities for vulnerable people to access information & advice who would not contact Statutory Sector bodies to get help Provided by: Age UK West Sussex The Citizens Advice Bureau
Social Support Commissioning Timebanks & Skills Exchange An expression of interest has been submitted by WSCC to DCLG (Department for Communities & Local Government) for funding to support a potential project that could focus on activating communities by establishing time and skills banks across the county. We would also seek to develop peer support volunteering for long term medical conditions, where patients themselves offer practical advice and support to others in the same situation Early stage – theoretical only at this stage
Prevention Assessment Teams (P.A.T.s) have been set up in each AS area which: Undertake an holistic assessment of a household to identify what support would be required to keep an individual or their carer independent and prevent/delay them requiring more intensive services. Identify vulnerable people who have unmet health, psychosocial, functional and/or environmental needs and who are at risk of morbidity, functional decline and dependence Identify gaps in service provision and activities
P.A.T.s Check a persons general state of health & wellbeing and advise how to keep healthy & manage health issues Give advice on how to keep a home safe, secure & warm Link people with agencies that can maximise someones income and help to retain independence Put someone in touch with local social groups, services and activities P.A.T.s comprise of Health Advisors (trained Health Professionals), Social Care Staff and Voluntary Sector workers There is a team based in Horsham covering the north of the County, a team in Shoreham covering AAW and a team in Bognor Regis covering the West The P.A.T. Teams can:
P.A.T.s The team also: Undertake NHS Healthchecks, focussing on areas of Health Inequalities Work closely with Wellbeing Hub Staff to provide Health Promotion sessions Work with GPs to case find the hard to reach - ?have a role in Proactive Care Work with local providers of services to ensure clear care pathways
Wellbeing Hub Services have been set up in each District/Borough area which: Provide a hub of information and single point of onward referral for members of the public wishing to change behaviours to improve their health Help to remove barriers that inhibit people improving their health by providing a wrap-around service that will help them to access local health and wellbeing services Provide or commission additional services to support behaviour change that will reduce unhealthy eating, alcohol misuse, smoking and low levels of physical activity, and help people to better manage long term conditions through lifestyle changes
Wellbeing Hubs e.g. Family weight management programmes Adult Weight Management programmes Cook and Eat programmes Adult physical activity courses Home Energy Visitor projects Alcohol projects including “Re-think Your Drink” Workplace Health Coordination Wellbeing Coaches Cancer Programmes Older Persons physical activity courses Each area commissions a range of programmes designed to meet the local demographic need.
Includes a Decision Support System Includes a Decision Support System Wellbeing Hub & Information Online Support & access to local information www.westsussexwellbeing.org.uk Continuous update by Wellbeing Hub Staff Continuous update by Wellbeing Hub Staff
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