Health & Support links

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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

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East Sussex Vision Support (ESVS)

Promoting independence, providing support, preventing social isolation, and maximising opportunities for people with sight loss in East Sussex, Brighton, and Hove

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Wolo Foundation help families living in Sussex through their cancer journeys. They support them by offering practical help and support to make their day-to-day lives easier. They work with local businesses and communities to offer families a wealth of services to support them through their diagnosis, treatment and beyond.

Statistics show that 1 in 2 people in the UK born after 1960 will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Life is precious - we need to make the most of it - we only live once - WOLO!

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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.

It is also home to our Spirit of Football squad which was set up to allow children with disabilities to play football with frames.

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Admiral Nurse Clinics East Sussex

Dementia UK provides specialist dementia support for families through their Admiral Nurse Clinics. 

Admiral Nurses provide the specialist support that families need to face dementia.

When things get challenging or difficult, their Nurses work with families and carers to support people with dementia, their families and carers. These clinics are currently operating at Victoria Medical Centre, Eastbourne and Manor Park Surgery and Downlands Medical Centre, Polegate.

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The Cinnamon Trust

The Cinnamon Trust is a national charity that helps the elderly, and those in the latter stages of a terminal illness with pet care.

Care for the Carers

Care for the Carers is an independent charity and the Carers Centre for East Sussex. We have been supporting and representing unpaid carers in East Sussex since 1989.

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Children with Cancer Fund (CWCF)

Children with Cancer Fund (CWCF) supports and grant wishes to children with cancer in East Sussex. Wishes can be practical, medical or fun and we also organise fun family events for quality time together.

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Association of Carers

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 cafes, and Computer support.

SSAFA - The Armed Forces Charity, Eastbourne & Wealden

SSAFA - The Armed Forces Charity, Eastbourne & Wealden 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.

Trained caseworkers collect the information required, compile the case, make the application and organise the purchase of goods or services.

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Eastbourne Prostate Cancer Support Group

A support group which is part of PCaSO (Prostate Cancer Support Organisation) a charity managed entirely by volunteers, many of whom are prostate cancer patients.

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Alzheimer’s Society

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 including legal and financial matters and coping and caring strategies.  You can get their help in whatever way works for you: phone, in person, online.

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Sovereign Practice Patients Participation Group (PPG)

Sovereign Practice Patients Participation Group are 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.

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Holding Space

Holding Space supports families who are struggling with their mental health.  They provide a safe, non-judgmental space for parents, carers, children to connect, chat, and be supported along this journey.

They believe that educating, supporting, and empowering families is crucial to the mental health of the next generation, along with early intervention and support.

They have a team of therapists within the organisation that they can signpost you to.

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Eastbourne & District Samaritans

Eastbourne and 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 Samarians day or night on 116 123

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MNDA East Sussex

Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) East Sussex Branch supports those living with the disease and their carers.

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Dementia Support - East Sussex

Dementia Support East Sussex offers interactive singing, movement, and craft sessions to those living with dementia and their carers.

From small beginnings in 2014 with two sessions per month at our dementia friendly ‘singing and friendship’ group in Bexhill we now complete at least 25 sessions each month across East Sussex (Venues in Ditchling, Lewes, Peacehaven, Newhaven, Eastbourne, Horam, Heathfield, Uckfield, Hadlow Down, Hailsham, Bexhill) with our interactive singing, movement, and craft sessions.

Time For Dementia, Alzheimer’s Society
Time for Dementia, Alzheimer’s Society

Time for Dementia is an exciting, innovative, award-winning educational programme designed to create a new generation of healthcare professionals who are more aware and understanding of dementia.

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Parkinson's UK - Eastbourne Branch

Parkinson’s UK – Eastbourne offers information, friendship, and support to local people with Parkinson’s, their families, and carers. Organises regular events and social activities

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East Sussex Hearing

Improving the quality of life for people with sensory loss of deafness or deafblindness and to reduce loneliness and isolation within the community.  We provide a range of support services for clients including information and advice, hearing aid maintenance, equipment demonstrations and installations, lipreading and sign language classes, communication training, and peer support groups.

Our Eastbourne Centre is open to the public every Tuesday and Wednesday.

Eastbourne And District Mencap
Eastbourne & District Mencap

Eastbourne and District Mencap - supporting people to lead happy and meaningful lives

Eastbourne Blind Society
Eastbourne Blind Society

Eastbourne Blind Society helping people cope with the diagnosis, treatment and life-affecting impact of sight loss.

One You East Sussex
One You East Sussex

One You East Sussex is the county’s healthy lifestyle service for residents of East Sussex. All the services are completely free.

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Dementia Information & Support Courses CIC

DISC is a Dementia Support Service that offer facilitated carer support groups, Dementia courses, Professional training courses and also a carer craft group. The services offered are based in East Sussex but supports carers anywhere in the UK too.

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Eastbourne Dementia Action Alliance

We aim to make Eastbourne a dementia friendly town. In partnership with local organisations, we help the dementia community by raising awareness of the condition & signposting people to information & services.

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Child Therapy Service CIC

The Child Therapy Service CIC, is a not-for-profit early intervention service focused on the identification, intervention, and prevention of social and emotional difficulties in young people.

They specialise in supporting families and professionals working with individuals that struggle to access conventional style approaches. They offer on-demand resources, live and on-demand training, support services, and therapeutic programmes.

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.

ManKind CIC

ManKind 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 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

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