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Directly Provided Services



Directly Provided Services (DPS) offer a range of social care services run by West Sussex County Council. This includes seven day opportunity services, six residential services and a countywide shared lives scheme where people are supported within shared lives carers' homes. This can be long-term, short stays or day share, which provides support during the day.

DPS are committed to supporting people to maintain and regain independence, and make best use of what is on offer within their local communities.

Whilst some services may be on a short-term basis, we recognise the importance of carer's support (short breaks) and the need for longer term/permanent placements to meet long-term or complex social care needs.

The services can support a variety of people, including:

- older people

- older people with mental health support needs

- people with dementia

- people with a learning disability or autism, and

- people who may have a physical disability, sensory impairment (sight or hearing  difficulty), memory loss or a brain injury.


Find out more

To find out more about a particular service, please go to the service's individual page by clicking on the relevant tiles below. You can also contact them to have an informal chat about what they offer.

People may need to have an assessment of needs before using one of our services. Other independently managed services may accept you without an assessment.

If you would like to be supported by one of our services, please complete the online form. Or you can contact us at:

Email: socialcare@westsussex.gov.uk
Phone: 01243 642121
Calls using Relay UK: 18001 01243 642121
(for deaf callers from a textphone or the NGT Lite app downloaded onto a computer, tablet or smartphone)