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Baby and Toddler Sleep Problems

Baby Sleep Clinics, at your home or weekly in Hove ~ 01273 702496

Cry-sis helpline for crying, sleepless & very demanding babies ~ 08451 228669

Bereaved Parents

Cruse Bereavement Care, East Sussex ~ 01323 642942 (10.30 - 12.30 Mon - Fri)

Oscar's Wish Foundation, support for those who have experienced the loss of a precious baby ~ oscarswishfoundation@gmail.com

The Compassionate Friends supporting bereaved parents & their families after a child dies ~ 0345 1232304 (10am - 4pm and 7pm - 10pm)

Breastfeeding

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers helpline ~ 0300 330 5453

Bonding Beautiful, help & support with breastfeeding, 24/7 ~ 01323 501979

Eastbourne breastfeeding support, Hampden Park Children's Centre, Thu 10 - 11.30am ~ 01323 464144

Eastbourne Breastfeeding Support, Maternity Unit, Eastbourne DGH, babies up to 6 wks, Mon 10 - 11am

Eastbourne Breastfeeding Support, Shinewater Children's Centre, Thu 9.30 - 11am ~ 01323 464170

Heathfield breastfeeding support, Community Centre, 2nd & 4th Tue 10 - 11am ~ 01323 464580

La Leche League, friendly breastfeeding support ~ 0845 120 2918

Mayfield breastfeeding support at the toddler group, Scout & Guide Hut, 2nd Wed 9.30am (termtime) ~ 01323 464580

National Breastfeeding Helpline ~ 0300 100 0212

NCT Breastfeeding Helpline ~ 0300 330 0700

Peacehaven BIBS Group, Children's Centre (clinic building), Wed 1.30-2.30pm ~ 01273 335100

Seaford breastfeeding support, Children's Centre, 2nd & 4th Fri 9.30-10.45am ~ 01323 413139

Uckfield breastfeeding support at Bumps2Babies, Children's Centre, 1st Mon 10.30-11.30am ~ 01323 464300

Carers Support

Care for the Carers, East Sussex ~ 01323 738390

Crossroads Care, East Sussex, Brighton & Hove, supporting carers ~ 01273 384916

East Sussex Young Carers, supporting the most vulnerable young carers aged 5 - 18yrs ~ 0300 777 2011

Child and Family Health

Ann Cook, Cranial Osteopath, Seaford, understanding stresses, strains & traumas ~ 07990 582724

beat, Eating Disorders Association helpline ~ 0345 634 7650 (youthline)/0345 634 1414 (adults)

Children with Cancer Fund, granting wishes to families whose children have cancer ~ 01323 488561

East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre, Eastbourne, drop in on Tue/Wed + outreach service ~ 01323 722505

Equilibrium Children's Clinic, Lewes, cranial osteopath, drug free natural remedies, allergy testing ~ 01273 470955

Health Drop In, Avenue House, Eastbourne, talk to a health visitor, Tue 10 - 11.30am ~ 01323 464180

Health drop-in, Hampden Park Children's Centre, Thu 10am - noon + breastfeeding peer support ~ 01323 464144

NHS telephone advice ~ 111

re:balance, Health & Wellbeing service, family, young people & adults programmes ~ 08452 160 120

Stop Smoking Support, 1 2 1 support ~ 0800 9178896

Sussex Bowen Children's Clinic, Lewes, free clinic for children with chronic conditions ~ 01273 757249

Child and Family Welfare

Al-Anon Family Groups, for friends & families of alcoholics, Lewes, Telscombe & Eastbourne groups ~ 020 7403 0888 (confidential helpline)

Childline ~ 0800 1111

Children's integrated therapy service covering speech & language, occupational & physiotherapy ~ 0300 1232650

Cleft Lip & Palate Association, local contact, 07947162283 ~ national contact, 020 7833 4883

Communicating with Kids, parents' communication skills, groups/individuals ~ 01273 911922

COPES, direct support service for families with children aged 5 - 13yrs, rural East Sussex ~ 01273 407336

CRI East Sussex Domestic Abuse Service ~ 01323 419340/01424 716629 (Hastings & Rother)

East Sussex Association of Blind & Partially Sighted People ~ 01323 832252

Eastbourne Area Epilepsy Youth Group, 2nd Sat am of month, 7 - 19yrs ~ 01323 504893

Eastbourne Survivors,support group for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse ~ 01323 747223

Family Support Work, free confidential service in areas of Wealden to families dependent on need ~ 01273 832963

Fegan's Counselling for children & families, Heathfield & Eastbourne ~ 01892 538288

Furniture Now! Low cost furniture charity, Eastbourne, Lewes & Hailsham ~ 01323 638000/01273 4873777/01323 846899

Going Hungry? Visit your local CAB & ask about a foodbank voucher ~ 01825 745489

Home Works, free housing support service for anyone in difficulties with housing ~ 01273 898700

Information for Families, advice about services for children & young people ~ 0345 60 80 192

Kidscape, for parents, concerned relatives, friends of bullied children ~ 0207 730 3300

National Domestic Violence Helpline, partnership between Refuge & Women's Aid ~ 0808 2000247 (24 hours freephone)

NSPCC, Child Protection Helpline ~ 0808 800 5000

NYAS, for young people with disabilities or in need ~ 0808 808 1001

Relate Brighton covering Eastbourne & Lewes districts ~ 01273 697997

Relate Tunbridge Wells ~ 01892 529927

Samaritans - Eastbourne & District, calls 24/7 or visit from 10.30am - 10.30pm ~ 01323 735555

Samaritans - national ~ 08457 90 90 90

Sensory Needs Service(hearing & visual impairment) Needs, East Sussex County Council ~ 01273 481154

WAVES, Seaford, social & practical support for families ~ 01323 873797

Working Families Helpline - employment/legal advice ~ 0300 012 0312

Childcare Advice

Early Years Education Entitlement ~ 0345 60 80 192

Early Years Improvement Officer, Eastbourne ~ 07557 541988

Early Years Improvement Officer, Lewes District ~ 07876 037483

Early Years Improvement Officer, Rother ~ 07876 037471

Early Years Improvement Officer, Wealden ~ 07920 592943

Information for Families, advice about services for children & young people ~ 0345 60 80 192

Ofsted Helpline for complaints about child care ~ 0300 1234666

Citizens Advice Bureaux

Burwash Citizens Advice, Mon pm at Doctor's Surgery ~ 01424 215055

Crowborough Citizens Advice, Croham Rd TN6 2RH, Mon - Thu 9.30am - 3pm ~ 01892 655303

Eastbourne Citizens Advice, 8 St Leonards Road, call for appointment ~ 01323 417177

Hailsham Citizens Advice, Western Road, Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri 9.30am - 3pm ~ 01323 842336

Heathfield Citizens Advice Bureau, Tue am at Kings Church Hall ~ 01825 764940

Lewes Citizens Advice, 3 North Court, BN7 2AR, open Mon. Tue, Thu, Fri, 9.30am - 3.45pm ~ 03444 111444 (national helpline)

Newhaven Citizens Advice, major benefit or major financial issues only (by appointment) ~ 01273 517375

Peacehaven Citizens Advice, Thu - Meridien Centre; Tue - Library ~ 03444 111444 (national helpline)

Seaford Citizens Advice, Church Street, Mon - Wed 9.30am - 3.45pm; Fri 9.30am - 12.45pm ~ 03444 111444 (national helpline)

Shinewater Shaftesbury Advice Centre, Eastbourne, open Mon - Thu am ~ 01323 760654

Ticehurst Citizens Advice, last Wed am of month, The Annexe ~ 01424 215055

Uckfield Citizens Advice, The Hub, Civic Approach, closed Tue ~ 01825 764940

Wadhurst, Carillon Cottage, parish information & drop in daily & CAB rep on Wed am ~ 01892 785658

Community Policing

Crimestoppers ~ 0800 555111

Neighbourhood Policing, Sussex, all non emergency calls ~ 101

First Aid Training

Baby & Child First Aid Courses, at home or in the workplace ~ 01273 702496

DJB Training, first aid training for adults & children + fitness training ~ 07877 978371

PJB Training Ltd, first aid training for workplaces, parents, paediatric etc ~ 01323 650729

Red Cross First Aid Training, private groups or courses ~ 0800 0280831

St John Ambulance, South East Region ~ 01273 371500

The Parent Company, Paediatric nurses teach in small groups in your home ~ 0845 0944220

Fostering and Adoption

Barnardo's ~ 0800 0277 280

Children's Disability Short Break & Fostering Service ~ 01323 464129

East Sussex County Council Adoption Team ~ 01323 747154

East Sussex County Council Fostering Team ~ 01323 464129

Red Cross Tracing Service ~ 0844 871 1111

Sussex Fostering & Children Services, recruits & supports foster carers ~ 01323 482601

Health Visitors

Crowborough Health Visitors ~ 01892 669393

Eastbourne Central Team Health Visitors, Hampden Park, Old Town, Ratton ~ 01323 514362

Eastbourne Town Health Visitors, Devonshire, Seaside, town centre ~ 01323 444101

Hailsham, Polegate, Pevensey & Willingdon Health Visitors ~ 01323 446983

Heathfield, Horam, Mayfield Health Visitors ~ 01435 865811

Lewes Health Visitors ~ 01273 402508

Newhaven & Peacehaven Health Visitors ~ 01273 575070

Princes Park Health Centre Team, Eastbourne: Shinewater, Langney, Sov Harbour, Stone Cross, Seaside ~ 01323 744629

Rural Lewes Health Visitors covering Newick, Chailey & Ringmer ~ 01825 724923

Seaford Health Visitors ~ 01323 493139

Uckfield Health Visitors ~ 01825 745008

Wadhurst & Ticehurst Health Visitors ~ 01424 725045

Hospitals

BMI Esperance Hospital, Eastbourne ~ 01323 411188

Demelza Community Children's Hospice at Home Service ~ 01323 446461

Eastbourne District General Hospital, Kings Drive ~ 01323 417400

Lewes Victoria Hospital ~ 01273 474153

Pembury Hospital, Tonbridge Road ~ 01892 823535

Sussex Downs Fertility Centre. Esperance Hospital, Eastbourne ~ 01323 411188

Uckfield Community Hospital ~ 01825 769999

Local Government

East Sussex County Council ~ 0345 60 80 190

Eastbourne Borough Council ~ 01323 410000

Lewes District Council ~ 01273 471600

Wealden District Council, Crowborough offices ~ 01892 653311

Wealden District Council, Hailsham Offices ~ 01323 443322

Mediation

Mediation+, Time 2 Talk, help with family, inter-generational & neighbour disputes ~ 01323 442781

One Parent Families

Aquila Divorce Recovery Workshops, call for dates, Crowborough ~ 01892 652292

Eastbourne Family Contact Centre ~ 07922 631901

Family Contact Centre, Lewes ~ info@lewescontact.co.uk

Gingerbread, national group, currently no local groups so how about starting your own? ~ 0808 8020925

Parenting Courses and Support

Eastbourne Children's Centres run adult courses eg back to work, toddler tantrums, baby massage etc ~ 01323 464180

Family Learning Courses, NCDA, Newhaven including gardening, cookery, story sacks etc ~ 01273 517250

Fegan's Parenting Courses for all ages, Eastbourne, Heathfield & Uckfield, call for dates ~ 01435 868324

Information for Families Service - East Sussex County Council ~ 0345 6080192

Kings Church, Eastbourne, free parenting courses with creche ~ 01323 521125

Lewes Cluster Children's Centres, free adult education courses ~ 01273 336870

Parenting Workshops, WAVES Seaford + drop-in with family solicitor 1st Wed ~ 01323 873797

Social Services

Adult Social Care Direct (Social Services) ~ 0345 6080191

Duty & Assessment, for children you think may be at risk, Eastbourne, Wealden & Lewes ~ 01323 747373

Duty & Assessment, for children you think may be at risk, Hastings & Rother ~ 01424 724144

East Sussex County Council Children's Services ~ 0345 60 80 192

Speech and Language

ESCC Language & Learning Support Service: speech, language, communications, literacy & dyslexia ~ 01273 336887

The Starfish Project, training for people who stammer, 12yrs+ ~ 01825 767268

Toy Libraries

Lewes Toy Library, All Saints Centre, Wed 9.30 - 11am, term time, volunteers urgently needed ~ 01273 486391 or 07962 370067

Twins & Multiple Births

Crowborough Twins Group, Children's Centre, Thu 1 - 3pm ~ 01323 464380

Eastbourne Twins Club, support & advice ~ info@eastbournetwins.org.uk

Twins Club, Ringmer Children's Centre, 2nd & 4th Thu 10 - 11.30am ~ 01273 336950

Twins Group, Peacehaven Children's Centre, parent led, Mon 1 - 2.30pm ~ 01273 335100

Voluntary Work

3VA, support for volunteering groups & training for volunteers ~ 01323 639373 & 01273 483832

Accredited Volunteer Mediator Training Courses ~ 01323 442781

Care for the Carers Young Carers' Clubs, sessional volunteers wanted ~ 01323 738390

Community First Responders ~ Sussex.cfr@secamb.nhs.uk

Furniture Now! Furniture service, recycling or training opportunities ~ 01323 638000/01273 4873777/01323 846899

Home-Start South Downs, supporting families with children under 5, parenting experience essential ~ 01273 612025 01273 612025

Join East Sussex Youth Offending Team ~ 01323 466633

NYAS Independent Visitors for children & young people in the care system ~ recruitment@nyas.net

St John Ambulance, South East Region ~ 01273 371500

Volunteer & Information Centre, Uckfield, details of all local vacancies ~ 01825 760019

Volunteer Centre, East Sussex, details of & support to find volunteering opportunities ~ 01323 301757 and 01273 483832

Young Parents

Care to Learn - child care scheme for parents under 20 ~ 0800 1218989

Young People’s Advice and Support

Infopoint at the Square Youth Cafe, Hailsham ~ 01323 841702

National Youth Advocacy Service supports any young person in need ~ 07804 631425/0808 8081001 (9am - 7pm helpline)

Newhaven Young People's Drop in Centre, Tue & Thu pm, 11 - 19yrs, Denton Island Community Centre ~ 01273 517250

NYAS, for young people with disabilities or in need ~ 0808 808 1001

Young People’s Employment and Apprenticeships

SASBAH Social Enterprise Centre, Horam, work experience for young people with additional needs ~ 01825 873045