Prevention Assessment Teams West Sussex (PATs)


This video was commissioned by West Sussex County Council.

We're multi-agency, multidisciplinary teams delivering a preventive service across West Sussex. The team includes health advisors (qualified health professionals); social care workers and support workers from the voluntary sector who can advise over the telephone or come and see you in your own home. Our objective is to improve quality of life and the promotion of health and wellbeing.

Our service is for adults and older people who might not be eligible for other statutory services and who have unmet physical, psychological, social, functional and/or environmental needs.

We provide information provision, education, advice and support, to enable independence and self-care, and undertake proactive interventions and problem solving. This reduces the risk of the need for reactive, more intrusive and costly interventions at a later date.

We also provide NHS health checks in outreach settings in the community as well as health promotion sessions to community groups across the county. See more details

We can help by:

  • Advising you how to keep healthy and manage health issues.

  • Link you with agencies that can maximise your income and help you remain independent through practical tasks such as shopping, cleaning and gardening.

  • Put you in touch with local social groups and activities.

  • Help you keep your home safe, secure and warm.

  • Let you know what transport services are available locally.

Coverage

Adur, Arun, Arundel, Bognor Regis, Burgess Hill, Chanctonbury, Chichester, Crawley, East Grinstead, Haywards Heath, Horsham, Lancing, Littlehampton, Midhurst, Petworth, Selsey, Shoreham, Southwick, Worthing

How To Access

Any referrals must be made with client consent. They can be self referrals or from other health and social care staff, other statutory & voluntary sector partners or the well-being teams. Referrals can be made by telephone, by fax, by post or by secure e-mail.
Exclusion criteria:

  • Adults & older people who are residents of residential & nursing homes

  • Adults & older people who are terminally ill

  • Those diagnosed with mental health problems that are currently experiencing an acute phase and/or are being supported by other community services

  • Adults & older people with multiple complex chronic disease management needs

  • Adults & older people with multiple complex social care needs

  • Children & young people under 18 years.

Contact Details

PAT South
West Sx County Council, Adults' Services
Room 7, 1st Floor
Glebelands, Middle Road
Shoreham-by-Sea
West Sussex
BN43 6GA
Tel: 01273 268900
Fax: 01273 268886
Email: Aaw.pat@westsussex.gov.uk

PAT West
West Sx County Council Adults' Services
Room 30
Durban House
Durban Road
Bognor Regis, West Sx. PO22 9RE
Tel: 01243 642370
Fax: 01243 642437
Email: Pat.west@westsussex.gov.uk

PAT North
West Sx. County Council Adults' Services
3rd Floor
County Hall North
Chartway
Horsham
West Sussex
RH12 1XA
Tel: 01403 229510
Fax: 01403 276460
Email: Pat.north@westsussex.gov.uk

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm with flexibility to attend health & well-being events at evenings and weekends.

How to find us

More information

For information on our outreach NHS Health Checks visit West Sussex Wellbeing website and type NHS Health Checks into the search engine. Click on Outreach Clinics which lists times, dates & venues.

We are also on the West Sussex County Council's website. Just type 'Prevention Assessment Teams' into their search engine.