MSDC - New Community Connections Directory for 2015

MSDC – New Community Connections Directory for 2015

Mid Sussex District Council has published a new and updated edition of the Community Connections Directory to help older residents get access to vital local support services. The Directory was formally launched by West Sussex County Councillor Christine Field at the Mid Sussex Older People’s Council ‘Connecting our Communities’ event on Friday 13 March 2015.

The new Community Connections Directory contains extensive contact information for the many local organisations that offer help to older people in the community. It provides details of organisations that can help older people with a range of issues, from managing money to maintaining independence, the availability of social activities to support with housing issues.

The Directory forms part of the Mid Sussex Wellbeing Hub, a comprehensive service providing residents with information and advice on all physical and emotional health matters. “The Community Connections Directory is a handy guide to all the organisations that work with, and for, older people in Mid Sussex,” said Councillor Christopher Snowling, Cabinet Member for Health and Community. “There are so many charities, support organisations and voluntary groups in Mid Sussex that are dedicated to helping older people to remain healthy and happy during later life. The Community Connections Directory pulls all of their contact information together in one place, so it doesn’t matter what kind of support you need, all the information is available at the turn of a page.”

The Community Connections Directory of Services is available now from the Mid Sussex District Council offices, Help Points in Burgess Hill, East Grinstead and Haywards Heath and in local libraries throughout Mid Sussex.MSDC

The Directory can also be found online at http://midsussex.westsussexwellbeing.org.uk/topics/directory-for-older-people.

For more information contact the Mid Sussex Wellbeing Team on 01444 477191, email healthy@midsussex.gov.uk or visit www.midsussexwellbeing.org.uk.