Personal Health Budgets scheme extended

The Government have announced plans to extend personal health budgets (PHB’s) to 200,000 people by the year 2024.

Under the extension, wheelchair users and people who access aftercare services under the Mental Health Act will soon have a right to a PHB.

Over 40,000 people across England currently receive a PHB.

To find out more about the plans to extend PHB’s, please click here.

To find out more about PHB’s, please click here.

Proud to Care: West Sussex launched

West Sussex County Council have recently announced the launch of a new website, Proud to Care, designed to be the main source for jobs within the care sector across the county.

As well as being a space for workers to search for roles, the website also features information on careers within the care sector as well as stories from people who make a difference by providing care and support.

Proud to care West Sussex follows another successful Proud to Care scheme active across the South West of England.

To visit the West Sussex Proud to Care website, please click here.

Have you heard about the compass card?

The Compass Card West Sussex is a disability register and associated concessions card scheme for children and young people under 25 years old who have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Once registered, families receive a Compass Card that can be used at selected locations across the county.

The Compass Card can also be used as a West Sussex library card.

To find out more about the Compass Card, please click here.

Family Fund
Family fund is a York based charity that provides grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people throughout the UK.

They provide grants for a wide range of items including furniture, bedding, computers and other items which may not be covered by a direct payment or disability related expenditure.

To find out more and to check your eligibility, please click here.