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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 ~ [email protected]
http://www.oscarswishfoundation.co.uk

The Compassionate Friends supporting bereaved parents & their families after a child dies ~ 0345 123 2304
http://www.tcf.org.uk

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

Breastfeeding

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers helpline ~ 0300 330 5453

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers Helpline, Open 9.30am - 10.30pm ~ 0300 330 5453

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

Breastfeeding Network Drugs in Breastmilk Information service

Crowbourough birthing unit, Thursday, 10:11am, babies up to 12 weeks old ~ 07887 560902

Eastbourne breastfeeding support, Hampden Park Children's Centre, Tue 12:30 - 2pm ~ 01323 464144
http://www.breastfeedingfacts.co.uk

Eastbourne Breastfeeding Support, Maternity Unit, Eastbourne DGH, babies up to 12 wks, Mon 10 - 11am
http://www.breastfeedingfacts.co.uk

Eastbourne Breastfeeding Support, Shinewater Children's Centre, Thu 9.30 - 11am, 1st ,2nd ,3rd wks ~ 01323 464170
http://www.breastfeedingfacts.co.uk

Heathfield breastfeeding support, Community Centre, Mon 10-11:30am at Buddies Playtime ~ 01323 464340
http://www.breastfeedingfacts.co.uk

Heathfield Breastfeeding support, Tues 10-11am, Healthfield community centre ~ 01323 464580

La Leche League Helpline ~ 0345 120 2918
http://www.yourbabyyourchoice.org.uk

Mayfield breastfeeding support at the toddler group, Scout & Guide Hut, 2nd Wed 9.30am (termtime) ~ 01323 464580
http://www.breastfeedingfacts.co.uk

National Breastfeeding Helpline ~ 0300 100 0212

National Breastfeeding Helpline, Open 9.30am until 9.30pm ~ 0300 100 0212
http://www.nationalbreastfeedinghelpline.org.uk

NCT Breastfeeding Helpline ~ 0300 330 0700

Peacehaven BIBS Group, Children's Centre (clinic building), Wed 1.30-2.30pm ~ 01273 335100
http://www.breastfeedingfacts.co.uk

Seaford breastfeeding support, Children's Centre, 2nd & 4th Fri 9.30-10.45am ~ 01323 464550

Seaford breastfeeding support, Health Centre, 1st, 3rd & 5th Fri 9.30-10.45am

The Havens, Denton island community centre, Fri 9:30-10:30am, term time only

The National Childbirth Trust Helpline, Open 8am-12am ~ 0300 330 0771

Carers Support

Care for the Carers, East Sussex ~ 01323 738390

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

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)

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

Child Health Clinics at local children's centres, weigh ins, talk to Health Visitors, call for info ~ 01323 464771

Children with Cancer Fund, granting wishes to families whose children have cancer ~ 01323 488561
http://www.childrenwithcancerfund.org.uk/index.php

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

JUMP Physiotherapy - independent children's physiotherapy practice in Eastbourne. ~ 07889 928147

NHS telephone advice ~ 111

Quit 51 Free 1-2-1 Stop Smoking Support from the NHS ~ 0800 622 6968

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

Well Baby Clinic, Crowborough Children's Centre and Grove House, most Tuesdays 1.30pm -3.15pm

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
http://www.clapa.com/

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 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, Heathfield & 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
http://www.uckfield.foodbank.org.uk

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

Karen Hoad, Becoming Aware, Support for Children & Teens anxious about school or other changes ~ 07766 427966

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

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

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

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

Samaritans - national freephone ~ 116123

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, Rother ~ 07876 037471

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

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, Friday 10-12 or daily Skype ~ 03444 111 444

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

Newhaven Citizens Advice, major benefit or major financial issues only (by appointment) ~ 03444 111444

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

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

Baby First Aid courses in Lewes 5th October & 2nd November ~ 07946 391117

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

St John Ambulance, South East Region ~ 0844 770 4800

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

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

Health Visitors

Child Health Clinic, 4th Wednesday only 10-11:30am, Talk to a Health Visitor for support ~ 01323 482155

Child Health Clinic, 9:30-10:45am, 2nd & 4th week only, Talk to a health visitor for support

Child Helath Clinic, 9:30-10:45, 1st,3rd & 5th week only,

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 464360

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

Princes Park Health Centre, Talk to a Health Visitor for development & breastfeeding support ~ 01323 744644

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

Seaford Health Visitors ~ 01323 493139

Wadhurst & Ticehurst Health Visitors ~ 01424 725045

Health, Wellbeing & Beauty

Elisabeth Reichert - Eckersley, Life Coach ~ 01342 811099

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

Everyday Space, Mindfulness training for schools, parents, carers & individulels ~ 07957 858583

Hospitals

BMI Esperance Hospital, Eastbourne ~ 01323 411188

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

Lewes Victoria Hospital ~ 01273 474153

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

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

Help to discuss and agree arrangements for your children/finances during a relationship break up ~ 01323 411629

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

One Parent Families

Eastbourne Family Contact Centre ~ 07922 631901

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 ~ 01892 538288

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 ~ 01323 873797

Social Services

Adult Social Care Direct Social Services ~ 0345 6080191

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

East Sussex Single Point of Advice (SPOA) Team, to discuss concerns about any child or chidren ~ 01323 464222

Speech and Language

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

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

Eastbourne Twins Club, support & advice ~ [email protected]

Voluntary Work

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

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

Community First Responders ~ [email protected]

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

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 ~ [email protected]

Old Town Library Eastbourne, support your local community library CHECK PERMISSION ~ 07944 843 671

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

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

Volunteers needed to help run Hailsham library toddler groups. Contact Jacquie ~ 03436080196

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 ~ 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