Guild Care chosen by WSCC as their sole provider of contracted ‘Take Time For You’ respite and short breaks for carers services in Worthing

West Sussex County Council (WSCC) has awarded its respite and short breaks for carers contract in Worthing to Guild Care.

Guild Care already provides a range of ‘Time Out’ services for carers and the people they care for, particularly those living with dementia. This new contract means it can expand those services to help more people in the local area.

The new ‘Time Out’ services will include group activities based at its Bradbury Wellbeing Centre and its Guild Care Centre, group outings in the local community, and a range of social opportunities for people to go out together.

These respite services will be available for carers of people living with dementia, or the frail and elderly, and will all be provided with support from well-trained and caring staff, in a safe, secure and caring environment. A door- to-door pick up service is also available.

Suzanne Millard, Guild Care’s CEO said: “We are delighted that we have been awarded the contract to deliver respite and short breaks for carers in Worthing. Guild Care has a long tradition of supporting people with dementia and the elderly. We know the expansion of our services will make a real difference to carers in Worthing giving them the break from caring that they need to recharge their batteries and have some time to themselves.”

Trevor visits the Bradbury Wellbeing Centre and said: “As I’m living with dementia being able to come here gives my wife time to go shopping or meet friends socially. She knows I am safely being picked up and dropped home again by their transport team, so she doesn’t need to worry. This service is very valuable to us.” 

Patti’s father Sieg also use Guild Care’s ‘Time out services’. She said; “The best thing about these services is that I know dad is happy and being stimulated – I am very much a believer that if you keep your mind stimulated it helps stop the decline.”

To find out more about Guild Care’s ‘Time out’ services for carers please contact the Customer Services Team on 01903 327327