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UPDATE – Coronavirus update from West Sussex County Council – 15 May 2020

Dear residents and partners,

We know that the current situation is affecting our residents in various different ways and we would like to understand how we can effectively support you.

We are launching a survey to gather your views and to assess the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on your lives.

Tell us how your lives have changed, how you are coping and what your thoughts are on life after this crisis. Your answers will help to shape our response to the current crisis as well as our plans for the future.

Please take 10-15 minutes out of your day to complete this very important survey by Sunday 31 May 2020.

Thank you in advance for your time and for your continued support.

There is #NoExcuseForAbuse – support for victims of domestic abuse now available 7 days a week

Since lockdown began, our WORTH Domestic Abuse Service has seen a 24% increase in reports compared to this time last year. As a result, we have made changes to provide additional support.

This means that during lockdown the WORTH service is now available seven days a week to support anyone who needs help:

  • Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm: 0330 222 8181
  • Weekends, including bank holidays, 9am-5pm: 07834 968539

There is also a list of other support and resources available on our website.

If you or someone you know needs help or support, call the WORTH service as soon as you can.

75th anniversary of VE Day
Thank you to the residents who sent in pictures of their family who served and supported during the Second World War.

View the photos in our Facebook album.

Household Waste Recycling Sites are open
If you are thinking of taking a trip to one of our sites there are several things you need to consider.

Read this before planning your trip.

Keep your distance when exercising outside
Residents are reminded to stay at least two metres from others where possible when out and about to avoid the spread of Covid-19.Read the full story.

Foster Care Fortnight 
We’re halfway through Foster Care Fortnight (11-24 May). Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to see what we’ve been sharing.

Have a question about fostering? Our teams are still working and taking enquiries.

Start your fostering journey.

Help us protect the county’s children

Get more information.

Help is still available Our COVID-19 community hub team remains available every day to help our vulnerable residents.
Find out more.

Please encourage your friends and family to subscribe to receive these important updates via our registration page.

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