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Bags of Support 2020

On 1st October 2020 we are celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the International Day of Older Persons by launching our Bags of Support. This year has been a difficult and challenging time for us all and in particular for older people. Our Bags of Support have been designed to help provide comfort and reassurance to those who may be vulnerable or needing a little bit of extra support during the pandemic. We are still here for you whatever you are facing. For support, contact us on: 01403 260560

Coronavirus Update - 5 November 2020

Our centres will be closed to the Public from Thursday 5 November until 2 December in line with Government advice. Closure will be kept under regular review and we will be following Government guidelines closely. We are still here for you during this difficult time. If you need support, or if you’re worried about a friend or family member, please contact us on 01903 731 800 or email

Connect Magazine

The new edition of our Connect Magazine is available now to read online or download.  Get the latest information about our services and how we may be able to help you or someone you know and find out what's been happening across West Sussex, Horsham District and Brighton & Hove, including our Bags of Support Launch.


Read online or download here

Coronavirus Pandemic Update

We are still here for you. 

As a result of the Coronavirus Pandemic, we have had to temporarily close our social and activity groups but we have adapted our services to continue offering emotional and practical help to older people locally during this difficult time including;

  • Information and Advice: Including information on social care, housing and welfare benefits.
  • Telephone befriending: A friendly chat if you’re feeling lonely or isolated.
  • Doorstep Deliveries: We can deliver groceries (subject to availability) and essential medication to your doorstep, as well as knitting kits, CDs/DVDs, books and jigsaws to stave off boredom.
  • Welfare and Safety Support. Helping the most vulnerable with tasks such as cleaning, shopping and laundry, as well as offering respite for carers.
  • Wellbeing advice. We can share information on healthy living, nutrition, hydration and exercises that can take place in the home or garden.    

For further information on any of our services, or if you’re worried about an older friend or family member at this time, please call us on 01403 260 560 or email

For more information, advice and support on the Covid-19 pandemic, visit;  

Basic essentials

Are you self isolating?

If you need essential supplies, our list of local suppliers offering home delivery may help you.  If you need further help or you are worried about an older person, call us on 01403 260560.

See our list here

Many of our services are currently suspended due to Covid-19.  Please contact us on 01403 260560 for more information or if you need help.

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Dementia support

Our three clubs for those living with dementia enable carers to have a day respite whilst members access a day of dementia friendly activities.

Help at home

Help at home

We can provide reliable sources of help and support around your home and garden, so you can continue to stay independent in your own home. We carry out a free no obligation home visit to discuss your needs.

Home from hospital

A free service supporting older people and adults over 18 who live alone, following a hospital stay. Support is also available for friends and family.

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