Local authorities in West Sussex, along with NHS colleagues and volunteers, have created Community Hubs which can provide extra support for people who may be vulnerable or isolated during the Coronavirus crisis.

Citizens Advice will be supporting the hubs, and ensuring any of our clients who may need extra help are able to register. There are also opportunities for people to volunteer to help in their local area.

Issues the hubs may be able to help with include:

– Food
– Money
– Isolation
– Mental health
– Emotional support
– Safety
– Digital access (not having use of a computer, or accessing the internet)

Please note, eligibility criteria for support may vary depending on where you live. Please click the local authority links below for more information – but those who may be eligible for support include:

– People over 70
– People who are living alone, or caring for someone
– People in financial hardship
– People who are at risk of imminent homelessness
– People who are at risk of domestic violence
– People who have recently been discharged from hospital

Please note that priority will generally be given to those who are living alone and who do not have any help from family, friends, neighbours or a professional health carer.

For more information, to find out if you’re eligible, and to register, click below. You can also register someone you know who may be vulnerable.

Adur and Worthing Councils: please click here
Crawley Borough Council: please click here
Horsham District Council: please click here
Mid Sussex District Council: please click here
West Sussex County Council: please click here

Please click here to visit Citizens Advice Arun and Chichester’s website.