Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is a difficult time for people to maintain their social connections. Local clubs and groups featured in this section will not be able meet in their usual way for the foreseeable future. Some have moved their services and support online so it is still worth having a look at the information on this page.
There are sources of support which can help you to stay connected to your local community and find the help you need without having to leave your home.
- Befriending services – these are free telephone services available for people to have a chat with someone. Go to the 'Befriending services' section at the bottom of the page.
- Age UK West Sussex Connect magazine – Age UK West Sussex have launched a new magazine called ‘Connect’ to help people stay up to date and connected. The first issue is now available online and includes an article on ‘24 ways to live well whilst social distancing’. To receive regular copies, please contact Age UK West Sussex 01903 731800, or email email@example.com
- West Sussex Wellbeing have a schedule of online events and opportunities to access support over the phone.
- Community hub (COVID-19) – West Sussex County Council has joined forces with local community groups to support vulnerable people during the COVID-19 outbreak. You can also contact the community hub if you are able to offer your services as a volunteer.