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Bereaved Parents

You Raise Me Up, Financial & emotional support for families who've lost a young adult aged 16-25 ~ 01323 482772 24hrs

Breastfeeding

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

NCT Breastfeeding Helpline ~ 0300 330 0700

Polegate Child Health Clinic, St John's Church hall, 4th Wednesday 9.30-11am

Carers Support

Care for the Carers, East Sussex ~ 01323 738390

Crossroads Care, East Sussex, Brighton & Hove, supporting carers ~ 01273 234021

Child and Family Health

Beat, Eating Disorders Association helpline ~ 0808 801 0711

Blue Chair Counselling, Person-Centred approach. Couples, adults, children, family sessions, Ebourne ~ 07738 879691

Child Health Clinic at Hampden Park Children's Centre, 2nd & 4th Tuesday, 12.30-2.15pm ~ 01323 464144

Child Health Clinic, St Johns Church Hall, Polegate, 4th Wednesday, 9.30-11am

Children with Cancer Fund, supporting families across E. Sussex, Brighton & Hove ~ 01323 488561

Cranial Osteopath, Mala Davangers Hiremath, Town Centre Eastbourne ~ 07790 976089

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

Eastbourne Child Health Clinic, Elim Church,Hartfield Rd,health visitor support, Tues, 9:30-11:15am ~ 01323 464340

Hailsham Child health clinic, Health visitor support, Hailsham Health Centre, Mondays, 1:30-3pm ~ 01323 464340

NHS telephone advice

Sussex Acupuncture, River Clinic, Lewes ~ 07786 184759

Well Baby Clinic, Uckfield Hospital, Thursdays, 9.30-11.30am ~ 01323 464300

Child and Family Welfare

Al-Anon Family Groups, for friends & families of alcoholics, Lewes, Telscombe & Eastbourne groups ~ 0800 0086 811

Childline ~ 0800 1111

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

Eastbourne Counselling Hub, qualified, independent counsellors based in central Eastbourne ~ 07746 897576

Eastbourne Survivors,support group for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse ~ 01323 416 316

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

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

Furniture Now! Low cost furniture charity, Eastbourne, Lewes & Hailsham ~ 01323 638000

Going Hungry? Visit your local Citizens Advice Bureau & ask about a foodbank voucher ~ 01825 745489

Holding Space, family support group drop-in sessions, Eastbourne, Thurs 10am-1pm or 3-5pm, free ~ [email protected]

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

Let's Play - play therapy for emotional and behavioural difficulties. ~ 07782 338496

NSPCC, Child Protection Helpline, get advice or share their concerns about a child ~ 0808 800 5000

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

Relate, Family Counselling service for divorce, separation, arguments ~ 0300 100 1234

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

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

Childcare Advice

Early Years Improvement Officer, Wealden ~ 07920 592943

Early Years Improvement Team, Eastbourne & Lewes ~ 01323 463026

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

Ofsted Helpline for complaints about child care ~ 0300 123 4666

Citizens Advice Bureaux

Crowborough Citizens Advice, Croham Rd TN6 2RH, Mon - Thu 10.30am - 2.30pm ~ 01892 655303

Eastbourne Citizens Advice, 8 St Leonards Road, call for appointment ~ 01323 413480

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

Heathfield Citizens Advice Bureau, open Fridays 9.30-11.30am or daily via Skype ~ 03444 111 444

Newhaven Citizens Advice, Tue-Thur drop in, Mon & Fri appointments only ~ 03444 111444

Peacehaven Citizens Advice, Tues - Meridian Centre ~ 03444 111444 (national helpline)

Seaford Citizens Advice, Church Street, open Mondays & Wednesdays 9.30am - 3pm ~ 03444 111444

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

Community Policing

Neighbourhood Policing, Sussex, all non emergency calls

First Aid Training

Brinley First Aid Training, for nurseries, preschools, charities & all groups, special local rates** ~ brinleyfirstaidtraining.co.uk

Daisy First Aid, paediatric first aid courses for parents, carers & childcare providers; first aid for schools packages ~ 07766 524595 

Mini First Aid East Sussex, Brighton & Hove: award winning courses for all ages ~ 07484 332421

St John Ambulance, South East Region ~ 0844 770 4800

The Birth House, Postnatal and First Aid courses run by two qualified midwives ~ 07921 919694

Fostering and Adoption

Barnardo's ~ 0800 0277 280

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

Blue Sky Fostering, looking for foster carers with ol ~ 0845 6076697

East Sussex County Council Adoption Team ~ 01323 747154

East Sussex County Council Fostering Team ~ 01323 464129

Outlook Fostering Services Ltd ~ 01233 610661

Health Visitors

Crowborough Health Visitors ~ 01892 669393

Eastbourne Health Visiting Team, covering the majority of the Eastbourne area ~ 01323 432300

Hailsham & Seaford Health Visitors ~ 01323 464340

Hailsham East Children's Centre, Vega Close, BN27 2JZ ~ 01323 464340

Heathfield, Horam & Mayfield Health Visitors ~ 01435 865811

Lewes Health Visitors, Lewes Children's Centre. Baby weigh sessions 1st & 3rd Thursday ~ 01273 336870

Newhaven & Peacehaven Health Visitors ~ 01273 575070

Rural Lewes Health Visitors covering Newick, Chailey & Ringmer ~ 01273 335200

Health, Wellbeing & Beauty

Aeracura Image, Colour Analysis, Style Consultation and Wardrobe Detox ~ 07956 311759

Hospitals

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

Eastbourne District General Hospital, Kings Drive ~ 01323 417400

Lewes Victoria Hospital ~ 01273 474153

Sussex Downs Fertility Centre. Esperance Hospital, Eastbourne ~ 01323 410333

Uckfield Community Hospital ~ 01825 769999

Local Councils

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

Parenting Courses and Support

Bourne this Way, LGBTQ+ parent support group, meet ups every last Sunday of the month ~ bournethiswaylgbtparents.co.uk

Family Learning Courses, SCDA, Newhaven including story, snacks etc ~ 01273 517250

Fegan's Parenting Courses for all ages, Eastbourne, call for dates ~ 01892 538288

FREE mum's support group, children welcome, More Than Cake, Eastbourne BN21 4DB, Mon, 12-2pm ~ 07944 730515

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

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

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

Speech and Language

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

Twins & Multiple Births

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

Voluntary Work

3VA, support for voluntary & community sector organisations & people looking to set up new groups ~ 01323 639373

Accredited Volunteer Mediator Training Courses ~ 01323 442781

Furniture Now! Furniture service, recycling or training opportunities ~ 01323 638000

Join East Sussex Youth Offending Team ~ 01323 466633

NYAS Independent Visitors for children & young people in the care system ~ [email protected]

St John Ambulance, South East Region ~ http://www.sja.org.uk

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

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 843377

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

Newhaven Young People's Drop in Centre, Wed 4-6pm, 11 - 19yrs, Denton Island Community Centre ~ 01273 517250

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

Seaford Connexions, Community College, 13 - 19yrs ~ 01323 896051 (limited hours)

Young People’s Employment and Apprenticeships

Heathercroft Training Academy, apprenticeships & training in many areas ~ 01323 411517

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