Have your say on support for working age adults

Closed 13 Aug 2019

Opened 4 Jun 2019


We want to improve the way we support working age adults, building on their strengths, providing care that maximises their independence and supporting more people to stay living at home. This will ensure our limited budget is spent on meeting eligible needs in the best and most cost-effective way.

A working age adult is someone aged between 18 and 64. Long-term care means someone has met the Care Act eligibility criteria to receive ongoing support from us.

How to take part

The detailed consultation information explains the background, what we have learned so far, and what we are proposing to do. You can fill in the survey online or in hard copy, but you can also send us a letter or email – whatever works for you.

There is an easy read summary of the information available to download below. If you need this information in another format or you need help to take part please contact us via the details on the right.

  • Fill in the online survey by clicking on the link below
  • Email us your feedback: consultationASC@eastsussex.gov.uk
  • Post us your feedback: Working Age Adults Consultation, North A Floor, County Hall, St Anne’s Crescent, Lewes, BN7 1UE

Why We Are Consulting

Our research has shown that we spend more on packages of care for working age adults than similar local authorities. We are providing long-term care to more people and have a higher number who are receiving their care in a residential setting.

We had a budgeted spend on working age adults of nearly £50 million net last year. There are currently over 2,500 working age adults receiving a long-term package of care from us. We are planning to save £247,000 from the budget this year.

We want to use this consultation to share our research and find out what partners, providers and people think about what we are proposing to do next. Please note that we will continue to review people’s needs as normal during the consultation period.

What happens next?

A decision will be made by members in September about what happens next.

Privacy: This survey is anonymous, although we do ask some respondents to complete an optional 'about you' section at the end. You will find more information in the relevant section. Please ensure that any comments you make don't include any names or personal details of you or anyone else. For more information about how the data will be stored and processed by East Sussex County Council please click here.

Consultation information

Read the detailed consultation information here or as part of the various surveys.

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  • All Areas


  • Community groups or organisations
  • Voluntary groups or organisations
  • Public sector groups or organisations
  • Staff
  • Providers of services
  • Working age adults
  • People who use our services


  • Care and support services (adults)