Issue 18 May 2020


Increased support for victims of domestic abuse

WORTHSince the start of lockdown, West Sussex County Council’s WORTH Domestic Abuse Service has seen a 24% increase in reports of domestic abuse compared to this time last year.

To help meet this increased demand the WORTH service is now available seven days a week to support anyone who needs help:

  • Monday to Friday, 9.00am-5.00pm on 0330 222 8181
  • Weekends, including bank holidays, 9.00am-5.00pm on 07834 968539

There is also a list of other support and resources available for victims of domestic abuse and friends and family members who may want to help, but don’t know how. These include:

  • local support for people being abused
  • things you can do if you're in an abusive relationship
  • the signs of an abusive relationship
  • information for friends and family of people being abused
  • national support for people who are experiencing abuse

Now, more than ever, it is important to make sure that any victim of domestic abuse knows that they don't have to go through their situation alone. There is help out there and the WORTH team is dedicated to do whatever they can to help those individuals get out of their abusive situations in a safe manner.

If you or someone you know needs any help or support, please call the WORTH Domestic Abuse Service directly.


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West Sussex County Council (WSCC) reopened Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRS) across West Sussex on Monday 11th May.

Although the waste sites are open, WSCC is asking you to consider if your journey is absolutely essential before making the trip. 

From Monday 1st June, the range of items will be extended to include garden waste, general household waste, wood, cardboard, electrical items, bulky items, and furniture. The HWRS are currently unable to accept soil / hardcore, plasterboard, asbestos, tyres or textiles for the time being. ID will be required from all vehicles attending site

Vans and pickups will be permitted on the sites, but will need to display their WSCC permit to access the site. Trailers will continue to be rejected for the time being due to the operational changes made to sites.

Normal summer opening hours will be in operation. Once at the sites there will be certain measures in place for the safety of visitors and staff.

Please visit for more information on your local site.