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.
Health & Support links
East Sussex Vision Support (ESVS)
Promotes independence, provides support, prevents social isolation and maximises opportunities for people with sight loss in East Sussex, Brighton and Hove.
The Cinnamon Trust
A national charity that helps the elderly and those in the latter stages of a terminal illness with pet care.
Arthritis Action is a UK charity offering an integrated self-management approach to help address the physical and mental health symptoms of living with arthritis.
They offer an array of services and help people with arthritis gain the knowledge and confidence to manage their condition themselves.
Care for the Carers
An independent charity and the Carers Centre for East Sussex. They have been supporting and representing unpaid carers in the county since 1989.
Association of Carers
Supports unpaid carers in East Sussex by providing free, high-quality, volunteer-led services that encourage independence and reduce isolation. Services include respite with befriending, telephone support services with tele-counselling, respite for healthcare, lunch clubs, carers cafés and computer support.
Wealden Talking News
WTN is a registered charity supplying FREE audio recordings to visually impaired people in East & West Sussex. They supply weekly local news and the following monthly magazines.
- Sussex Life & Saga
- People’s Friend
- Listeners’ Sussex
WTN has no paid staff, but 70 dedicated volunteers, who are waiting to welcome you to join their listenership.
Just call 01435 862 304 and leave your name and phone number.
SSAFA - The Armed Forces Charity, Eastbourne & Wealden
SSAFA acts on behalf of the service charities covering the Royal Navy, Army and RAF in assisting serving members, veterans and their families who are in need of support.
Eastbourne Prostate Cancer Support Group
A support group which is part of the Prostate Cancer Support Organisation.
Alzheimer’s Society is there for everyone affected by dementia. They offer practical information, advice and support, locally and nationally, on living well with dementia.
Sovereign Practice Patients Participation Group (PPG)
A team of volunteers representing the views of over 15,000 patients registered at the practice. Their aim is to liaise with both medical and support staff at the surgery to ensure a more positive experience for everyone using the Princes Park Centre.
Supports families who are struggling with their mental health. They provide a safe, non-judgmental space for parents, carers and children to connect, chat and be supported.
Eastbourne & District Samaritans
The Samaritans Helpline is open 24/7, 365 days a year to provide emotional support to people in distress. You can call the Samaritans day or night on 116 123.
MNDA East Sussex
Supports those living with Motor Neurone Disease and their carers.
Dementia Singing Experience, Sussex (DSES)
Offers interactive singing, movement and craft sessions to those living with dementia and their carers. They offer sessions at their venues in Ditchling, Lewes, Peacehaven, Newhaven, Eastbourne, Horam, Heathfield, Uckfield, Hadlow Down, Hailsham and Bexhill.
Time for Dementia, Alzheimer’s Society
Time for Dementia is an exciting, innovative and award-winning educational programme designed to create a new generation of healthcare professionals who are more aware and understanding of dementia.
Parkinson's UK - Eastbourne Branch
Offers information, friendship and support to local people with Parkinson’s, their families and carers. They organise regular events and social activities
East Sussex Hearing
Aims to improve the quality of life for people with sensory loss of deafness or deafblindness and to reduce loneliness and isolation within the community. They provide a range of support services including information and advice, hearing aid maintenance, equipment demonstrations and installations, lipreading and sign language classes, communication training and peer support groups.
Eastbourne & District Mencap
Support people to lead happy and meaningful lives.
Eastbourne Blind Society
Help people cope with the diagnosis, treatment and life-affecting impact of sight loss.
One You East Sussex
A healthy lifestyle service for residents of East Sussex. All the services are completely free.
Dementia Information & Support Courses CIC
A dementia support service that offers facilitated carer support groups, dementia courses, professional training courses and also a carer craft group. The services offered are based in East Sussex but they support carers anywhere in the UK too.
Lunch Positive is a small local charity supporting people living with HIV in Sussex. We aim to improve the health and wellbeing of people living with HIV through community based activities. Taking a person centred approach, we have a strong focus on reaching people not otherwise supported, social connection, peer support, empowerment and meeting unmet support needs. Our work is led and delivered by people living with HIV. In Eastbourne borough and Wealden District we provide a monthly Saturday lunch drop-in for peer support, friendship and a safe space to meet others living with HIV. We also run a Wellbeing Programme which includes a wide range of trips and outings, nature walks, leisure activities and more.
Eastbourne Dementia Action Alliance
Aim to make Eastbourne a dementia friendly town. In partnership with local organisations, they help the dementia community by raising awareness of the condition and signposting people to information and services.
The Ivy Dementia Centre
A unique multi-award winning day centre, providing care and support for all stages of dementia. Improving quality of life for those with dementia, their families and carers.
Provides a safe place for men to share how they are feeling without judgement and continuing emotional support to those struggling with their mental wellbeing. They meet every Wednesday evening from 6.30 to 8.30pm.
Victoria Medical Centre
Social Prescribing supports you by looking at factors that are having an impact on your health and wellbeing and working together to identify opportunities for you to take control.
Parkinson's UK - Hailsham branch
The Hailsham branch holds a monthly support group on the last Friday of every month. They also run social activities including a singing group.
Albion in the Community
Albion in the Community’s Brighter Outlook programme offers free physical activity support and classes to help patients prepare for cancer treatments, help manage the side effects of treatment and support recovery.
Healthwatch East Sussex
Healthwatch East Sussex are an independent watchdog for health and care services. They speak to the public about their experiences of accessing health and care and make recommendations to improve services.
TechResort shares digital skills to help in everyday life. We offer friendly, welcoming 1:1 coaching to help solve your digital problems and help everyone to get online and become more confident users.
Beachy Head Chaplaincy
Beachy Head Chaplaincy is a search and rescue and crisis intervention charity that seeks to save lives from suicide at Beachy Head. Their trained Chaplains, based at Beachy head, are available every day of the year.
They work in partnership with Sussex Police, HM Coastguard, mental health triage Nurses and RNLI Eastbourne teams.