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Support In The Adur District

A warm welcome from the Adur Team at Carers Support West Sussex. Our friendly and dedicated team are here to provide information, guidance, and support in your caring role. We also want to find ways for you to better manage your caring role while looking after your own health and wellbeing. If you would like to talk to one of the team, contact us to book into one of our dedicated phone surgeries and chose a date and time suitable to you.

Shoreham harbour in Adur district

Local Groups and Events

You can meet a member of our team for a face-to-face chat at one of our carer clinics in Adur. These offer an opportunity for you to meet in a private and safe environment to chat about how we can support you in your caring role. We have different locations and days across Adur and Worthing. Please get in touch with us by emailing to agree a suitable time for you to come and chat with us.

Carer Groups in Adur District

You can also meet a member of our team for a face-to-face chat at one of our carer groups. Our carers groups in Adur are open to people registered with us, to meet and chat with other carers and to access information and support from one of our local carer wellbeing workers.

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See upcoming drop-ins, groups and events in Adur below

Adur and Worthing Carer Walking Group
Adur and Worthing Carer Walking Group

25 June 2024 10:15 - 12:00

Perch Café, 28 Brighton Rd, Lancing Beach, BN15 8RA

Lancing Carers Group
Lancing Carers Group

02 July 2024 13:45 - 15:45

Friendly, informal support group, open to all to meet with others who share a common bond for conversation & support.

Worthing Carers Group
Worthing Carers Group

09 July 2024 10:30 - 12:30

This friendly and informal group meet once a month offering information, support and friendship.

Local Advice and Support in Adur

We've put together a directory of our partner organisations in Adur. Click on the organisation names below to find out more.

Adur & Worthing Wellbeing Service

The Wellbeing service can help you to find local wellbeing information and services.

From this website to the teams in your local area, you can get advice and support on how to make small changes to improve your health and wellbeing, including how to stop smoking, how to become more active or how to make your meals healthier.

Adur & Worthing Wellbeing is a friendly and impartial service which comes from your local authority and other partners, the majority of our services are completely free to users.  As well as using this website, you can find out more about local activities and support services by talking to our friendly Wellbeing Advisors over the phone or in person.

Adur Healthy Walks

Befriending Service

Social Prescribers: Going Local

Life can be challenging sometimes, and when there's more than one hurdle, it can be hard to know where to start. The Going Local social prescribing service gives you a safe place to talk at length about any worries that might be affecting your health and wellbeing and find out about what support is available in your community. 

You can access Going Local by speaking with your GP surgery and asking for a social prescribing referral, or by completing the form online.

Time to Talk Befriending

Overcoming loneliness through relationship-centred, excellence accredited befriending services

Prevention & Assessment Team (PAT)

A multi-agency, multidisciplinary teams delivering a preventive service across West Sussex. The team includes health advisors (qualified health professionals); social care workers and support workers from the voluntary sector who can advise over the telephone or come and see you in your own home. Their objective is to improve quality of life and the promotion of health and wellbeing.

Their service is for adults and older people who might not be eligible for other statutory services and who have unmet physical, psychological, social, functional and/or environmental needs.

Carers Health Team

Are a team of health professionals who aim to promote the health and wellbeing of carers. They are a free service provided by Sussex Community NHS Trust providing support for carers over the age of 18 registered with a West Sussex GP. We work directly with carers and will develop individual strategies for each carer with an aim to reduce the strain of coping with their caring role. They may, if it is necessary, also look at the health needs of the person who is being cared for.

Healthwatch West Sussex

Healthwatch is your health and social care champion. If you use GPs and hospitals, dentists, pharmacies, care homes or other support services, we want to hear about your experiences. As an independent statutory body, we have the power to make sure NHS leaders and other decision makers listen to your feedback and improve standards of care. Last year we helped nearly a million people like you to have your say and get the information and advice you need.


ESTEEM offers social, wellbeing, volunteering, and mentoring opportunities to young adults aged 14-26, from our base in Shoreham-By-Sea.

Safe in Sussex

Safe in Sussex is committed to helping victims of domestic abuse across West Sussex, regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion, sexuality or age – no-one should live a life in fear.

Age UK Services


West Sussex Care Guide:

Information about care & support services and homes in West Sussex.

CSWS - Supporting all Communities


MIND West Sussex:

West Sussex Mind is reaching out to the Polish communities of Worthing and Littlehampton, offering language assistance to get support and translated mental health resources

Age UK Activities & Events

Broadwater Community Hub

Providing a food & pet pantry, a uniform centre, and a free cafe area.


Worthing’s leading social care charity, supporting people to live well, enjoy life, and love every day.

The Gateway Hub Fishersgate

Our Mission: We are neighbours helping neighbours in Adur.

No judgements, no criteria, no barriers, no shame.

We endeavour to bring the community together to alleviate hardship. We coordinate support for neighbours who are suffering from food insecurity, fuel poverty, housing and health and well-being issues.

We are all givers and receivers empowering our community from the grassroot.

Ropetackle Centre Shoreham


Young Adult Carers

Find It Out Service – countywide support 


Short Break Provision

Below you will find a list of providers near you in Adur who are offering a variety of carer services for you and the people you look after. Please note all sessions need to be booked prior to attendance – please call the service provider directly. Details of how to do so are below. Our Take Time For You leaflet has lots of useful information.

map of the worthing district

Location: Southwick Community Centre

When: Every Wednesday - 10am-1pm

Weekly support from 10am - 1pm for adults living with early onset dementia or those with a new diagnosis.

Our service is based on the principles of cognitive stimulation therapy (CST). The National institute for health and care Excellence (NICE) and social care institute for Excellence (SCIE) guidance (2006) recommend that people with mild to moderate Dementia should be given the opportunity to take part in a CST Programme.

The Program can also help in improving confidence/self-esteem and overall well-being.

To find out more please contact on 07753 879779 /

Time out for Carers is a friendly and welcoming club, providing much needed day respite to carers of people living with dementia. This club supports people living with dementia, whilst their carers have a much-needed break from their caring duties. Club members are invited to engage in fun, physical or mentally stimulating and person-centred activities, tailored to meet the needs and interests of each individual.

Contact: Call the Customer Service Team on 01903 327327 or email

Time out Together offers an expanded range of enjoyable social opportunities. This service is designed for carers and loved ones to continue to socialise together in a fun, relaxed environment with support from staff.

Contact: Call the Customer Service Team on 01903 327327 or email

Home Respite: Yes

Cost: Prices on request

Transport: Yes

Frequency and length of care: We offer a flexible service with friendly and supportive staff tailored around the needs of the person being cared for. This can range from group outings to individualised support at home or in the community to suit needs and preferences. Please check out our website for more information or contact Catherine Goldsmith for an informal chat on 07825 084756

Specialist care for specific conditions: Staff are trained in dementia specific care practice. We currently follow a Covid-19 Risk Assessment a user friendly guide is available.

Criteria to Qualify for respite care: Be a carer – the person being cared for must be able to manage their own personal care needs.

How to book: Contact Catherine Goldsmith, Day Activities, Coordinator at Independent Lives, Email:, Telephone: 07825 084756 / 01903 219482, Website:

Time out for Carers Plus offers a break for carers of those living with dementia who have greater support needs, but still enjoy meeting and engaging with other people in a friendly and welcoming club. The club supports people living with dementia, whilst their carers have a much-needed break from their caring responsibilities. Club members are invited to engage in fun, physical or mentally stimulating and person-centred activities, tailored to meet the needs and interests of each individual. This move-on service for people whose needs have exceeded the remit of Time Out for Carers, offers a higher ratio of skilled and experienced staff who can provide some support around personal care, to enable people to access the service

Contact: Call the Customer Service Team on 01903 327327 or email

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