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.
Unpaid carers (2001 – 2011)
Census data regarding unpaid care, this spreadsheet includes ward
level counts for unpaid care by hours given, it also includes confidence intervals, to be used to show statistically significance.
Download: Unpaid carers (2001 - 2011)
Provision of unpaid care by ethnic group
This document shows the number of carers by ethnic groups for all
districts in West Sussex. Figures are broken down by broad groups on the number of hours of unpaid care provided.
Download: Provision of unpaid care by ethnic group
Carers data – Census 2011
Census data of unpaid carers within West Sussex at district level;;
categorised by hours work and by self assessed general health.
Download: Carers data - Census 2011
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
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
Carers Health Needs Assessment report 2013
Download: Carers Health Needs Assessment report 2013
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