Important notice re NHS and services for people with dementia

NHS reduced dementia services for Jan-March 2024!

We have been informed that the NHS across Sussex has put in place plans to ‘protect patient safety, prioritise urgent and emergency care and achieve financial balance’ during this busy winter period (Jan 2024- March 2024).

They have taken the decision to temporarily change and reduce some services to allow staff to be redeployed to other services. The Sussex Partnership has made the difficult decision to reduce the Memory Assessment and Dementia Services provided in West Sussex and in High Weald, Lewes and Havens in East Sussex, from January 2024 until end March 2024. They are also planning to reduce the number of dementia beds across Sussex from 50 to 40 and will be working with families and carers to find alternative care for patients ready for discharge from hospitals.

Memory assessment and dementia services 

Please be assured they will continue to see patients who have started their treatment and assessment programme and remain open to referrals. 

During the period of temporary redeployment, we will not be able to see new patients and support them as soon as we would like. 

If you do not hear from the Sussex Partnership Trust, please continue to attend your appointment as planned.

Services at the Worthing Dementia Hub

The Worthing Dementia Hub offers dementia support and advice services at 127 South Farm Road, Worthing, BN14 7AX.

Full details of these services are our events calendar and any updates will be made there, so please use below for a guide only.

3rd Jan/7th Feb/6th March 10.30-12.30 LGBTQ+ Peer Support Group
9th Jan/13th Feb/12th March 10am – 1pm Carers Health team Clinics
9th Jan – 10-12 Meet a Wayfinder Clinic 
10th Jan/14th Feb/13th March – Dementia Advisor Clinic 9.30-1.30
10th Jan/14th Feb/13th March 11-12.30 Stay Vocal Dementia Choir St Symphorian’s Church 
11th Jan/8th Feb/14th March -10-2 Dementia Liaison Nurse Clinic
16th Jan/20th Feb/19th March – 10.30-12 – Carers coffee and chat morning
18th Jan/15th Feb/21st March 1pm -3pm Benefits Advise with Nicky from Care Advice West Sussex 
23rd Jan/27th Feb/26th March 11am -2.30pm Book Club at the Hub 
24th Jan/28th Feb/27th March – Carers Support Surgeries 9.30-1.30
25th Jan/22nd Feb/28th March – 1-3 Finance Clinics
23rd Jan/27th March  Southern Water Bills advice 10-12

The services below are available at the

D-Café at Beehive Care, 50 Ferring Street, Ferring, BN12 5JP.

Open every Monday and Friday 10am -2pm until end of March 
Drumming with Dom alternate Thursdays 1.30-2.30 £7.50 from 4th Jan 
Brain Gym Back 18th Jan 10-1 for 10 weeks 
Living Grief Group 2pm- 4pm 2nd Jan/6th Feb/5th March
Worthing Town Cryers 2pm -3.30pm 3rd Jan/7th Feb/6th March 
New Ones on the Block 11am -12.30pm 17th Jan/21st Feb/20th March 

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