Crucial Tips To Support Independent Living Later In Life

A series of new videos showcasing just some of the support available to help people maintain their independence have been launched on the county council’s YouTube page. 


There are more than 197,000 residents aged 65 and over living in West Sussex, and we know that people want to remain living independently in their own homes for as long as possible. 


With this in mind, the council has created a suite of new videos that offer top tips to help people stay independent in later life. 


The videos have been designed to provide information on the range of equipment available to support people struggling with everyday tasks. The videos are quite short and very easy to watch.


Amanda Jupp, West Sussex County Council’s Cabinet Member for Adults and Health, said: “Many residents I speak to don’t realise just how beneficial the range of equipment could be to support them in their own homes. Simple things such as a bed rail, chair raisers or a bath board could make a huge difference to their lives. 


“I would encourage everyone, no matter your age or background, to take a look at the videos – you never know when they may come in handy. You might also know someone such as an older relative or family friend, who might benefit from some of the equipment mentioned.”


You can watch the full collection of Independent Living videos on the county council’s YouTube channel.


The council also has lots of advice to help you stay independent on their website – Connect To Support – or you can phone their Adults’ CarePoint on 01243 642121.

Ends For further information please contact the news desk on 0330 222 8090 or email pressoffice@westsussex.gov.uk. For urgent out-of-hours enquiries please call 07767 098415.

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