Community

Creating a vibrant community network across our catchment area by becoming a point of contact for your organisation or community group. Is this something you could do?

Please note: St Wilfrid’s Hospice (Eastbourne) Ltd is keen to promote community links with other organisations and community groups and while the links on this page will take you to their respective websites, St Wilfrid’s Hospice (Eastbourne) Ltd is not responsible for the content of their websites or the practices of these groups/organisations. All other websites should have their own privacy notice/policy, and you are advised to refer to those accordingly.

Community

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Eastbourne Borough Football Club

Eastbourne Borough Football Club was founded in 1964. It has a first-team that plays in the National League South and around 27 youth teams of all age groups who train and play their matches at Priory Lane

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Willingdon Trees Community Centre

The Community Centre is run by a small charity; The Trees Community Association Ltd, and has been working in partnership with SCDA since 2018, with the aim to run the Centre as a community asset for the benefit of people living within the surrounding areas of Eastbourne.

The Centre is a thriving and vibrant community hub, offering a space for affordable community hire, a venue for essential advice and support services, free to access social groups, opportunities for learning and volunteering, and an inclusive, friendly environment.

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St Leonard’s and St Luke’s Churches, Seaford

St Leonard’s and St Luke’s Churches, Seaford are a worshipping community spread across two churches and several congregations.

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Union Church Heathfield

Union Church Heathfield - At this present time we describe ourselves as a small congregation with a huge heart, seeking to love and serve God, our community and each other to the best of our ability and resources. We are inclusive in our outlook and offer a warm welcome to all.

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ELJC - Eastbourne Liberal Jewish Community
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CTLA

As an award-winning charity CTLA reaches out to, understands, and assists people who are socially isolated and at risk of loneliness. Helping them to lead independent lives & providing opportunities to reconnect and restore confidence.

Their door-to-door Dial-A-Ride buses deliver access to healthcare, shopping, lunch clubs, visit friends and family, and the chance to socialise with our drivers, passengers, and the wider community. Their Eastbourne, Uckfield, and Seaford Dial-A-Ride services are vital in supporting independent living for many.

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Herstmonceux Village Information Centre

Herstmonceux Village Information Centre - a centre providing general information to residents and specific information to tourists

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East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service

East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service - aim to prevent loss of life and injuries in our communities through the delivery of prevention and education programmes and protect our communities and the environment from fire and other risks

They work with local partners to run safety events and prevention campaigns and actively involve local communities wherever possible.

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Victoria Baptist Church

Victoria Baptist Church are a local Baptist Church serving the area of Old Town in Eastbourne - providing a range of services, community groups and debt counselling service.

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Leaf Hall Community Arts Centre

Leaf Hall Community Arts Centre emerged out of a pursuit to inspire and support the community, and a desire for actions to speak louder than words.

Established in 1861, we’re an organization driven by progressive ideas, bold actions, and a strong foundation of support.

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Student Services at Bader

Provides non-academic support for students in the form of tools, resources, and workshops in areas such as health and wellness, career readiness, community engagement, and intercultural competency.

Student Services also coordinates activities and events in and around Herstmonceux, designed to help the BISC's international student body engage with and contribute to the local community

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Uckfield Foodbank

Uckfield Foodbank is set up to help the residents in Uckfield and surrounding villages.  They are currently seeing a large rise in the number of clients needing their support so, if someone needs support they can contact one of these agencies eg; Citizens Advice, Health Visitor, Homeworks, ESCC and Schools to get a voucher.

Uckfield Foodbank uses agencies so that clients can access further support to help them move forward. They operate a delivery service at the moment and deliveries are made on Tuesday and Friday between 2-4pm.

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Hailsham Foodbank

Hailsham Foodbank is a project founded by the Crosslink Trust, churches together in Hailsham, working towards stopping hunger in our local area. They are part of the Trussell Trust network and give out 3-day emergency food parcels including toiletries and nappies if needed, to local people/families referred to them by agencies. They also offer Turn2Us and run Hailsham Volunteer Hub where they match volunteers with opportunities locally.

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Eastbourne Foodbank

Eastbourne Foodbank provides three days of nutritional food in exchange for a red food voucher. We also provide advocacy and advice toiletries, nappies, shoes and bedding, baby equipment (as available) and crockery and cutlery.

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Age Concern Eastbourne

Age Concern Eastbourne a local, independent charity for older people in Eastbourne.

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The JPK Project

The JPK Project was formed in 2001 as a result of research which identified the need for suitable residential accommodation for people with a learning disability in East Sussex.

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Bourne Out Eastbourne

Bourne Out Eastbourne - LGBT+ social group, a great way to make friends, contacts and connections.

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Eastbourne Rainbow

Eastbourne Rainbow is a social group of older LGBT people (50plus) - part of AGE Concern Eastbourne

The main aim is to increase social contacts and enable group members to become aware of what is going on locally. Organise theatre visits, meals out and other social events through the year.

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Sussex Community Development Association

Sussex Community Development Association (SCDA) works across East Sussex supporting community-based projects aimed at addressing the needs of those most vulnerable in the community.

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East Dean & Friston Community Watch

East Dean & Friston Community Watch - offers support and assistance to residents in the village

Contact is made by phoning one of three volunteers whose numbers are published in the Parish Magazine. The volunteer contact then rings around our 20+ volunteers to locate someone who can help with the request.  They offer to collect prescriptions, deliver medications, shopping, walking the dog, simple DIY, help with computer problems and more. They do not offer advice such as medical, housing, social services. A leaflet is included in new resident's packs and information is available on the village website.

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Age UK East Sussex

Age UK East Sussex is a local independent charity providing support in East Sussex

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Vitality Villages

Vitality Villages - is a community organisation focusing on the health and well-being of residents in Herstmonceux and the local communities. Its projects include an allotment, monthly coffee mornings, community choir, a men’s shed and community workshop, walking activities including maps of local walks and footpath improvements and an information directory of local clubs, groups, societies and businesses.

For further information, please contact Janet on 01323 833306

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Action in Rural Sussex (AiRS)

Action in Rural Sussex supporting rural communities in Sussex to be vibrant and diverse places in which to live and work.

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Lydfords Care Home

Described as a beautifully refurbished 36-bed residential care home, Lydfords Care Home is based in East Hoathly, offering both respite and long-term care.

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WayfinderWoman

Run by women, for women, we help those who are feeling anxious and uncertain about themselves or their future by building their self-confidence and skills. We enable women to challenge any barriers facing them in finding a better life.

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