Older People's Services
Help for people over 65 years old
Our aim is to help and support older people who wish to remain living in their home for as long as they feel able to stay or, if this is no longer possible, to assist them in moving to residential or nursing home care.
For information about local NHS and social care services, see the following leaflets:
- Quick Guide to Adult Social Care Services 2010 [pdf 284kb]
- Quick Guide for Carers 2010 [pdf 368kb]
- What you need to know about your health records 2010 [pdf 468kb]
For information about registration, inspection and quality of care homes, please follow the links below:
- have problems coping alone at home
- live alone or with family, partners or relatives
- have been ill or in hospital
- are confused or have mental health needs
- have problems with mobility, sight or hearing
Services will also support carers - relatives, friends or neighbours who are involved in caring for an older person.
For further information about accessing social care services for older people please follow the links below:
- CareLink Plus
- Day activities
- Short-term care
- Residential services
- Residential care
- Service charges
- Useful contacts
For information regarding the eligibility criteria for receiving social care services, download or view the leaflet Are you entitled to help from adult social care services? 2010 [pdf 780kb]
Extra Care Housing
Within Brighton & Hove, there is an emerging recognition of the important role that extra care housing has in meeting the needs of older people in the community and we are currently seeking views on our extra care housing strategy.
For more information about any of the services provided please contact the Access team.
For information on applying for a grant to help insulate and heat your home go to our home energy efficiency web page.
Older People's Council
The Older People’s Council is an independent group supported by Brighton & Hove City Council. The group is elected by older people across the city. The group works to ensure that all older people in Brighton & Hove are treated with respect and dignity and have access to services, support and opportunity to lead a fulfilling life.
The Older People’s Council has its own website with information about
Any resident over the age of 60 is able to stand as a candidate for the Older People’s Council. Members discuss issues of importance to older people at regular meetings held at least once a month. Councillors from Brighton & Hove City Council will also attend meetings to discuss relevant services or policies.
The government wants to create an Office for Disability Issues - a new body to co-ordinate disabled people's interests. The government also wants to set up a National Forum for Organisations of Disabled People. To find out more and visit www.direct.gov.uk/disability.