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Music for Life

Music for Life provides fun and relaxed individual or group lessons in music ranging from piano, recorder, flute, basic singing techniques, improvisat...

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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

Crowborough Birthing Unit, The Grove, Thurs 10-11am support for babies up to 12 weeks

Crowborough Child Health Clinic, Children's centre, Green Lane, 3rd and 5th Tuesday 1.30-3.15pm

Crowborough Child Health Clinic, Grove House, 2nd and 4th Tuesday 1.30-3.15pm

Eastbourne Maternity Unit, Eastbourne Hospital, Mon & Fri 10-11am, support for babies up to 12 weeks

Hailsham East Community Centre, Vega Close, Thurs 10-11.30am, Little Flowers Baby group (term time)

Heathfield Child Health Clinic, Community Centre, Sheepsetting Lane, Tuesdays 9.30-11am

High Weald Children's centre, Steelands Rise, Wadhurst, 1st Monday, 9.30-11.30am

Lewes Children's Centre, Spences Lane, Breastfeeding drop-in, Wednesdays, 11am-12.30pm

NCT Breastfeeding Helpline ~ 0300 330 0700

Peacehaven Children's centre, Meridian Way, Mondays 1-2.30pm at the Baby group (term time)

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

Seaford Child Health Clinic, Health Centre, Dane Road, 1st, 3rd Friday, 9.30-10:45am

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 ~ 111

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

Seaford?Child Health Clinic, 9:30-10:45am, Fri,1st & 3rd week only ~ 01323?493139

Well Baby Child Health Clinic, High Weald Children's Centre, Ticehurst, 1st Mon 9.30 - 11.15am ~ 01424 725040

Well Baby Clinic, Uckfield Hospital, Thursdays, 9.30-11.30am ~ 01323 464000

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

Eastbourne Wellbeing, practical strategies to help children overcome emotional/mental health issues ~ 07709 206382
http://www.eastbournewellbeing.co.uk

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. ~ 07486 564523

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

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, 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, open Mondays & Wednesdays 9.30am - 3pm ~ 03444 111444

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

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

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

Community Policing

Neighbourhood Policing, Sussex, all non emergency calls ~ 101

First Aid Training

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, looking for foster carers with ol ~ 0845 6076697

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

Crowborough Health Visitors ~ 01892 669393

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

Hailsham East Children's Centre, Vega Close, BN27 2JZ ~ 01323 464360

Heathfield, Horam & Mayfield Health Visitors ~ 01435 865811

Lewes Health Visitors, Lewes Children's Centre. Baby weigh sessions 1st & 3rd Thursday ~ 01273 402508

Newhaven & Peacehaven Health Visitors ~ 01273 575070

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

Seaford Health Visitors ~ 01323 493139

Health, Wellbeing & Beauty

Elisabeth Reichert - Eckersley, Life Coach ~ 01342 811099

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

Feed and Nourish, NLP coaching for confidence, health and wellness ~ 07799 897653

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

Parenting Courses and Support

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

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

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

Communication, learning & Autism Support Service for speech, language, literacy & dyslexia ~ 01273 336887

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 ~ [email protected]

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

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

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

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

Young People’s Employment and Apprenticeships

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