Physical and mental health and wellbeing in later life

This section includes data and information about the physical and mental health of older people in West Sussex.

Please note: we are currently updating the West Sussex JSNA site so please check back soon for updates.

 

Falls Commentary 2016

Date Added: 13/01/2017
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Falls Commentary 2016

Falls and injuries sustained due to a fall are a common and serious problem for older people. People aged 65 and older have the highest risk of falling, with 30% of people older than 65, and 50% of people older than 80 falling at least once a year.

West Sussex has a large and growing population of older adults. If population growth projections are correct, the number of adults aged 65+ that are predicted to require hospital treatment for a fall will almost double by 2039.

This data commentary summarises key data sources regarding falls and fractures among older adults in West Sussex. This will help inform the development of a falls and fractures prevention strategy to address this growing need.

Download: Falls Commentary 2016

Social Capital and Loneliness in Older Age Summary from JSNA

Date Added: 30/01/2017
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Social Capital and Loneliness in Older Age Summary from JSNA

This is a summary document from the 2014 JSNA.

It contains information on social capital and loneliness in older age.

Specifically the document comprises data from the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health on noise complaints, and West Sussex Community Survey (2014) on contact with friends and family, and trust in others.

Download: Social Capital and Loneliness in Older Age Summary from JSNA

Comparison between the number of people with a disability or limiting long term illness 2001 – 2011

Date Added: 19/07/2013
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Comparison between the number of people with a disability or limiting long term illness 2001 - 2011

Comparison between the number of people with a disability or limiting long-term illness (LLTI).

Data is presented for all LSOAs, wards as well as districts and shows the areas that have significantly
changed in that 10-year period.

Download: Comparison between the number of people with a disability or limiting long term illness 2001 - 2011

Percentage of_Incapacity Benefit (IB)/Severe Disablement Allowance (SDA) claimants claiming for reasons of mental health – May 2011

Date Added: 23/12/2011
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Percentage of_Incapacity Benefit (IB)/Severe Disablement Allowance (SDA) claimants claiming for reasons of mental health - May 2011

Percentage of Incapacity Benefit (IB)/ Severe Disability Allowance (SDA) claimants claiming for reasons of mental health. IB and SDA are claimed by working age people who are incapable of work due to an illness or disability. This table is not adjusted for the size or age structure of the population and therefore should be interpreted with care.

Download: Percentage of_Incapacity Benefit (IB)/Severe Disablement Allowance (SDA) claimants claiming for reasons of mental health - May 2011

Lifestyles of older people in West Sussex, 2006

Date Added: 03/04/2014
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Lifestyles of older people in West Sussex, 2006

West Sussex has an ageing population. The county’s population age structure is older than the South East region and England as a whole and presents challenges in relation to the demand for and provision of services, but also in the way that older people are perceived and included in the wider community.

This report includes sections on smoking and alcohol, carers, contact with health services, home, anti-social behaviour and vulnerability of 48,202 people aged 60+ in West Sussex.

A summary report of the Older People’s Lifestyle Survey 2013 is also available on this site

Download: Lifestyles of older people in West Sussex, 2006

Adult mental health needs assessment

Date Added: 18/07/2014
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Adult mental health needs assessment

This assessment focusses on adults (people aged 18 years or over), and includes “non-organic” mental health of older people: a separate needs assessment on dementia is being
produced.

The report examines not just mental illness or conditions, but also considers what promotes and supports mental and emotional wellbeing.

Download: Adult mental health needs assessment

West Sussex residents survey; 2014

Date Added: 22/08/2014
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West Sussex residents survey; 2014

A Community Survey was undertaken in West Sussex in February to May 2014.

Almost 4,000 people across the county were surveyed; it was a household face-to-face survey.

The survey used nationally and internationally validated questions on a range of issues including volunteering in the community, social networks and isolation (both in the
general population and amongst older people), local concerns, assets and social action.

The background questions used, wherever possible, the same format as the Census 2011.

Download: West Sussex residents survey; 2014

Lives of older people in West Sussex survey; summary report 2013

Date Added: 16/12/2013
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Lives of older people in West Sussex survey; summary report 2013

West Sussex County Council conducted a telephone survey of 2803 residents aged 65+ and selected at random.

The aims of the survey were to understand levels of loneliness,
social isolation and participation in older people in the county and to obtain data on health, wellbeing and lifestyle.

Attached is a short summary of the findings from the report.

Download: Lives of older people in West Sussex survey; summary report 2013

Bentswood stakeholder workshop summary: Maintaining health and wellbeing in Bentswood

Date Added: 23/01/2013
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Bentswood stakeholder workshop summary: Maintaining health and wellbeing in Bentswood

West Sussex Public Health is undertaking an innovative new project to enhance health improvement in Bentswood.

The purpose of the workshop was to introduce the stakeholders who live and work in Bentswood, to innovative
ways of working within neighbourhoods and communities.

This report is a summary of the discussion held on the day on how to improve health and wellbeing in the area using resources available in Bentswood.

Download: Bentswood stakeholder workshop summary: Maintaining health and wellbeing in Bentswood