Worth Parish Council: Winter 2017

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Newsletter Spring 2018

This is the second Newsletter where I have attempted to include relevant information rather than reporting on committee meetings that occurred more than two months ago.


Apetito, The Meals on Wheels service for West Sussex offers a vital service, especially for vulnerable customers, with a two-course hot meal, which includes safe and well checks as part of the service. As it can be used for short term needs, it can help carers to provide a meal to those they care for when they are unable to provide this i.e. if they are ill themselves, going into hospital, going on holiday etc.
For details Tel: 01903 718893


Back to Exercise is a physical activity programme delivered by Brighton & Hove Albion’s of cial charity Albion in the Community (AITC) with the wellbeing team at Mid Sussex District Council. Details: Tel: 01273 668589 or email.

If you have any comments on this change please contact Cllr Roger Webb on 01342 719029.


Phone support for people living with one or more long-term health conditions across Horsham, Crawley and Mid-Sussex – now open to referrals to all health and social professionals, including third sector organisations. A health coach supports people to identify behaviour changes that they believe will have a positive impact on their health and healthcare management. The service offers up to 12 coaching sessions over a period of time most suitable to the coachee’s needs. See a video here. Email for a referral form or call 0330 222 6925.


Does volunteering really contribute to wellbeing and happiness? Is there any evidence? And if there is, how do we promote and demonstrate it? Join NCVO and a panel of experts on 9 February in London to explore current evidence and thinking about wellbeing and volunteering and consider how our organisations can practically promote wellbeing through volunteering.


We have been asked by WSCC to circulate the information below:

Following your feedback from the ‘Our Shared Future’ events, held in the Spring, the County Council has decided that it needs to review its strategic relationship with the Voluntary and Community Sector and its approach to commissioning. The Chief Executive has been talking to a number of sector organisations to better understand their experiences and is keen to jointly develop a shared ‘partnership agreement’ to support our working together into the future.

A key part of this wider work is the need to review how the County Council and its partners in the Districts and Boroughs support infrastructure within the sector. As such, we are already working as a local government family and would also like to talk to a number of representatives from the voluntary and community sector to inform a new approach to infrastructure commissioning.

If you are interested in taking part and would like more information about this, contact us at voluntas@westsussex.gov.uk.

Update on the trial of the new approach to delivering adult social care:

At the events we promised to keep you updated on the progress of our work trialling a new approach to delivering adult social care in the innovation sites across the county.

The rst phase of innovation has concluded and we have been considering the ndings from the evaluation. We want to further develop our understanding of how the approach, with its focus on prevention and early intervention, can help us improve outcomes for people needing support. This is against a background of demographic and nancial pressures.

We plan to do this in Phase 2 of innovation which we will be starting shortly. This will involve further trialling of some aspects of the new model, including the ‘Talk Local’ sessions where our staff meet with people nearer to their communities to discuss their circumstances and social care needs.

Evaluation of Phase 2 work will help us to re ne the approach for the Cabinet Member decision, which we now anticipate will be taken in Spring 2018. We will be working with our partners and staff to ensure that we can provide evidence that our new approach will have the best outcomes for all involved.

We will keep you updated as Phase 2 progresses and also regarding future opportunities for sharing your views and helping us shape our proposals.

Thank you once again for participating in these events and sharing your views. We look forward to continuing our conversation with you.


Southdown’s Money Management Outreach Service provides support for families experiencing serious nancial dif culties and who are at risk of nancial exclusion.

Further details and the referral form from:

https://www.southdown.org/housing-support/ think-family-money-management-outreach-west- sussex


Useful phone numbers!

Anti-social behaviour 01444 477292

Anti-social driving 01243 642222

Bus Pass 0845 075 1018

Council Tax 01444 477564

Doctor: Copthorne 01342 774888

Doctor: Crawley Down 01342 713031

Dog Fouling 01444 477440

Library: Crawley 01293 651751

Library East Grinstead 01342 332900

Litter bins 01444 477440

Noise Nuisance 01444 477292

Overgrown paths / pavements 01444 477440

Pest Control 03444 828 336

Refuse and Recycling 01444 477440

Senior Railcard 0345 3000 250

Further information can be found here: West Sussex County Council – www.westsussex.gov.uk Mid Sussex District Council – www.midsussex.gov.uk Worth Parish Council – www.worthparishcouncil.co.uk K. Scott Chairman (General Purposes & Finance)

Council Meetings

Dates of Council meetings are published on the Councils notice boards and website with at least three working days’ notice! Unless otherwise stated all meetings are open to the public, and are held at 7:30pm at the Parish Council Offices, 1st Floor The Parish Hub, Borers Arms Road, Copthorne.