October is West Sussex Care Month.
Look out for lots of information about the care and support available to help people live independently in their own homes as they get older.
Information will be available on the following:
• receiving care as an individual
• are caring for someone
• wanting to plan for the future
• or if you would like a career in care.
There will be information and advice available on West Sussex County Council’s website, social media sites, at events around the county, in libraries, interviews on local radio and in local publications.
The month-long event is now in its third year and is organised by West Sussex County Council.
This year’s event has a greater focus on the everyday things people can do to help avoid unplanned hospital visits. It also focuses on the support available once people leave hospital.
The start of Care Month also coincides with International Day of Older People on 1 October.
Amanda Jupp, Cabinet Member for Adults and Health, said: “West Sussex Care Month is all about helping residents to access information and advice to help them make the right choices.
“It is easy to put off thinking about one’s care, but I hope people will take advantage of the month to find out more about planning for the future.
Planning for care later in our lives is so important and one of the biggest financial commitments we will probably face.
“Even if you don’t need this information immediately, these guidelines provide helpful advice and direction for future consideration.”
For more information and key themes of West Sussex Care Month see www.westsussex.gov.uk/caremonth