Carers and caring

This section contains documents which provide information about carers and caring in West Sussex.

We know that a formal or informal caring role, or receiving elements of care is an issue not limited to the older population.

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

 

Carers service data – September 2009

Date Added: 23/12/2011
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Carers service data - September 2009

This is a five page extract from the broader data review that was conducted in September of 2009 around the issues of carers.

This document relates to data pulled from the County Council’s social care database and that of the Carer’s Support Service. Included
are data on the former LAA Carers Assessment Review target, and further details on the circumstances of care.

This does not represent all the carers in the county (thought to be roughly 10% of the population – Census 2001) but it gives an idea of the level of support currently provided by social services.

Download: Carers service data - September 2009

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

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