West Sussex

The local welfare assistance scheme for West Sussex is called the Local Assistance Network. It can provide short-term, practical aid, such as food or furniture, to people in a crisis. For more information see the West Sussex County Council website

How to apply

Contact one of the Local Assistance Network member organisaions that covers your area to see what help is available.

If you are not sure whether you qualify for help from the Local Assistance Network or you can’t get to one of the organisations on the list, contact your local Citizens Advice for information and to be referred on.


The West Sussex Local Assistance Network covers the following district council areas:

  • Adur
  • Arun
  • Chichester
  • Crawley
  • Horsham
  • Mid Sussex
  • Worthing