Prevention assessment teams are multidisciplinary teams that support people to maintain their independence, health and wellbeing in their own homes.
PATs normally work with people who do not receive other specialist health or social care services. PATs can provide information and advice and access to practical and emotional support either over the phone or with a home visit.
There are three general teams that cover different parts of West Sussex and one specialist team for working-age adults that covers the whole county.
What information can I find here? These pages contain information about what services PATs can offer and how to contact them. Click using the arrows to the right and left or the heading at the top to move through this section and see what information is available.
The teams have close links to carers' services, local day centres, Sussex Partnership NHS, Wellbeing hubs, the West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, Neighbourhood Watch and many other voluntary and community services.
This service offers specialist support for adults of working age who face difficulties with everyday life, including people with high-functioning autism or Asperger syndrome.
The Working Age Adults’ Service includes three specialist social workers and three specialist community support workers employed by the Richmond Fellowship. The focus is on practical skills, such as cooking, housework, shopping, travelling independently and managing paid or voluntary work.
Prevention assessment teams can:
Health advisers from prevention assessment teams can also provide free NHS health checks.
Northern Prevention Assessment Team
Crawley, Horsham and Mid Sussex
Phone 01403 229510
Southern Prevention Assessment Team
Littlehampton, Chanctonbury, Worthing and Adur
Phone 01273 268900
Western Prevention Assessment Team
Chichester District, Arundel, Pulborough, Billingshurst and Bognor Regis
Phone 01243 642370
Working Age Adults' Service
Across West Sussex
Phone: numbers as above
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