Category Archives: Adult Social Care

Team work creates new garden space for respite service

A NEW garden has been designed to promote wellbeing for guests who will be staying at a respite service for adults with learning disabilities.

Created using recycled or locally-sourced material, the garden at Grangemead Respite Service, in Hailsham, has undergone a complete renovation over the past 12 months and is now ready for respite guests and visitors to enjoy. Continue reading

‘Shameless’ blue badge fraudster claimed to be dead dad

A MOTORIST who masqueraded as his dead father so he and his wife could fraudulently use his disabled blue badge has been handed a community penalty.

Kenneth Hinton sent a string of letters and emails claiming his late father was still alive
and even resorted to forging the dead man’s signature in an attempt to mislead the authorities. Continue reading

Scientific adviser visit focuses on health and wellbeing challenges

HEALTH bosses in East Sussex highlighted challenges and showcased successes when they welcomed a leading government adviser to Hastings.

Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Scientific Adviser to the Department of Health and Social Care and National Institute for Health Research lead, visited the borough as part of a countrywide tour of local authorities to hear how residents’ health and wellbeing could benefit from research opportunities. Continue reading

Decision due on adult social care savings consultation

THE PUBLIC could soon have their say on proposals for changes to support from adult social care for some people in East Sussex.

Proposals to consult on removing the subsidy for meals in the community, and a review of long-term support for working age adults will be presented to the county council’s lead member for adult social care and health on Friday, May 24. Continue reading