British Paralympian Sophia Warner opens new Simplicare Centre in Brighton

British Paralympian gold medal hopeful Sophia Warner is taking a little time out from her hectic training schedule to open the new Simplicare Centre at Freshfield Business Park, Stevenson Road in Brighton today (Wednesday 20 June). Simplicare Centre comprises a care and mobility retail store and care recruitment offices providing care and disability products and services, and services in tandem with a domiciliary and care recruitment agency, and is the first to be launched by Simplicare in the region.

Sophia Warner, who is a sprinter in the T35 100m and 200m class, is currently ranked number one in Europe and number two in the world, has cerebral palsy and juggles her athletic career while being a mother of two young children.

“My cerebral palsy can affect my day to day life but there are so many aids to assist life and help control my condition. Centre’s such as the Simplicare Centre are essential to people living with disability, as they offer choices which extend freedom and independent living.” Sophia said.

Demands on the care sector in Sussex are going to increase over the next 14 years with an expected growth in the population aged over 85 of 31,000. That works out as a 64% rise on today’s numbers. With this added population will come the burden of increases in cases of dementia and other health-related issues affecting the elderly but services such as Telecare and Telehealth that the Simplicare Centre offer will support independent living at home

“To meet the current demand, the NHS and the private care industries are under many pressures including areas such as staffing levels, budgetary restraints and the ageing population. Simplicare Centre has been launched to provide a central hub to address many different aspects of care provision for individuals and organisations. We are able to provide fully trained carers and care staff, Telecare and Telehealth services, the latest disability and care products, as well as basic essentials all from one centre in Brighton.” Laurence Faulkner, Simplicare Centre Director said.

Sophia Warner, who was recently named ‘Disabled Sports Personality of the Year’ at the Sussex Sports Awards, will open the centre and unveil a plaque to commemorate the occasion on Wednesday 20June at 11am.

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