Age UK West Sussex - offering doorstep deliveries of meals, groceries, essential medication and other items to older, housebound people
Alzheimer's Society has a county-wide offer to support carers and people living with dementia at this time, including welfare checks, companion calls and phone and online support. Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01403 213017. There is also a Dementia Support Connect Line for advice on dementia and corornavirus on 0333 150 3456
Carers Health Team - currently offering telephone, virtual and urgent face to face visits. Their operating hours are 8.00am - 6.00pm Monday to Friday. Watch this video to find out more.You can also email them at email@example.com or telephone 01243 623521
Carers Support West Sussex offer a free service supporting unpaid family and friend carers. They are still taking referrals and offering support using a combination of phone and online methods. Their phone number is 0300 028 8888
Dementia Support delivers services to people affected by memory loss and dementia through its hub at Sage House, Tangmere, Chichester. Current service include virtual chatter, art and singing. You can also join live activities online everyday between 2.00pm and 3.00pm by calling 01243 888691.
See our Libraries Reopening page which has details of our Select and Collect service where you can reserve items online or ask staff to choose some for you. If you feel safer staying at home or are unable to get to the library, we can offer an Essential Delivery Service and may be able to deliver items to you. Please indicate on the Staff Select form or during the phone call to the library that you would like to arrange a delivery.
For further information about the Essential Delivery Service, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Reading Well Books on Prescription for Dementia recommends books you might find helpful if you are living with dementia, are caring for someone with dementia or would like to find out more about the condition. These are all available in West Sussex libraries.
Melody for the Mind are informal, relaxed, dementia-friendly singing groups which took place in four of our libraries when we were able to hold group activities. Whilst these activities are suspended, we thought we would bring some songs to you at home so that everyone can join in! Singing is known to help the memory and increase wellbeing so why not give it a go!
We have also recorded some short reminiscence sessions. Reminiscence can be enjoyed by everyone but is particularly good for people living with dementia.
Also, have a look on this page for local organisations offering support and advice and other helpful resources!
Join in with our new full-length Melody for the Mind session - specially recorded for our Wellbeing Month in March.
Enjoy the first of our full-length Melody for the Mind sessions, specially recorded for World Alzheimer's Day on 21 September.
Join in with another sing-song! Here's the second of our full-length Melody for the Mind sessions, specially recorded for World Alzheimer's Day on 21 September.
Here is our third full-length Melody for the Mind session. Enjoy having a singalong!
Enjoy our playlist of Melody for the Mind songs - all recorded from home by your local West Sussex library staff!
All of these songs are subtitled. To see the subtitles on the songs on this page click the small box underlined in red at the bottom of the screen which appears once you start playing the video. To see the subtitles on the additional songs on the playlist on YouTube click the cc icon at the bottom of the screen.
View the whole playlist on YouTube.
Enjoy taking part in our new online reminiscence sessions, especially recorded for Wellbeing Month 2021.
Make Do and Mend
Catch up with previous online Reminiscence Sessions in our YouTube playlist
Marks in time - sheet music and images from the Marks and Spencer archives.
Nestle reminiscence pack - make your own reminiscence material from the resources on this page.