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A-Z Support and Services

Bereaved Parents

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

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
Breast Cancer Support Group, Eastbourne, peer2peer support, safe/friendly environment, meet monthly
07982 682746
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
Hailsham Child health clinic, Health visitor support, Hailsham Health Centre, call
01323 464340
NHS telephone advice
NHS telephone advice
Sussex Acupuncture, River Clinic, Lewes
07786 184759

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
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 8005000
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 enquiries
Call 101

First Aid Training

Daisy First Aid Eastbourne, baby & child first aid classes - local venues or at your home
07973 655490
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, charity that protects & supports vulnerable children & young people
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

Eastbourne HUB, Health Visiting Team, Eastbourne BN21 1EP, also covering Hailsham & Seaford
01323 432300
Hailsham East Children's Centre, Vega Close, BN27 2JZ
01323 464340
Healthy Child Clinic, Peacehaven Family Hub (by appointment only)
01323 464000
High Weald Family Hub, health visiting team, Uckfield/Crowborough/Heathfield/Lewes/Havens
01273 336930
Lewes Health Visitors, Lewes Children's Centre. Baby weigh sessions 1st & 3rd Thursday
01273 336870

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
03456 080190
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
Eastbourne area Family Hubs run adult courses eg back to work, toddler tantrums, parenting etc
01323 464340
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 Buggy Walk, led by Early Help 0-19 volunteers, Big Park Peacehaven, 0-4 yrs, Wed 9.30-10.30am
01273 335100
Information for Families Service - East Sussex County Council
0345 6080192
Lewes Family Hub, Lewes & Havens areas, free adult education courses
01273 336930
WAVES Seaford, parenting Workshops, 1:1 family support
01323 873797

Speech and Language

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

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
St John Ambulance, South East Region
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
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