Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Day centres

Leisure activities for older people and people with disabilities take place within local communities throughout West Sussex. You can find details of swimming clubs, indoor or outdoor bowls, aerobics and other activities and sports by contacting leisure or sports centres.

Other activities can include health and wellbeing services, special-interest groups, volunteering opportunities and educational classes. There are also lunch clubs, often run by voluntary organisations that may be linked with local churches and communities.

You can find out more from borough or district councils on the Getting out and about page.

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Day services

Day support and day opportunities can support people to stay independent and can give carers a break from their caring role.

Day services are often provided from a day centre, and can also be provided through the West Sussex County Council Shared Lives Scheme or a care home.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Adults’ Services Day Services

We have suspended all of our day services across West Sussex - including Rowans Gym in Worthing and all groups using space in our buildings.

However, we’re working on delivering a service for families and carers who fall into the keyworker category, and those who’s critical needs can’t be met any other way. 


To help people to regain their independence and get support to meet their needs within the wider community, services will be available on a short-term basis. 

However, West Sussex County Council will provide specialist day services for people with long-term or complex social care needs. Some independent organisations also provide similar services. There is also emergency support available (for up to six sessions) for people experiencing crisis who are living with dementia.

These services are aimed mainly at older people who may have a physical disability, sensory impairment (sight or hearing difficulty), memory loss, or a brain injury.

West Sussex County Council may need to carry out an assessment of needs before you can access the day services that they provide and manage.

Other independently managed day services may accept you without an assessment.

For more details, please contact the relevant day services providers or contact:

Adults’ CarePoint 

Phone: 01243 642121.


NGT Text Relay: 18001 01243 642121 (available as a downloadable app for computer tablets and smartphones. Helps people with speech and hearing difficulties.)

Last updated: 02 July 2020