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?

What is a Community Link?
A Community Link acts as a point of contact between their organisation or community group and St Wilfrid’s Hospice.

How does it work?
We will regularly post you St Wilfrid’s news and events for you to distribute among your group or organisation. By doing this, you can help us to promote community awareness of our services and any upcoming events which St Wilfrid’s are providing in your local area.

About the role:

• To act as a point of contact for St Wilfrid’s by circulating information among your group or organisation.

• To provide St Wilfrid’s with information about any services or activities your group is running that may be of interest to hospice patients and their families.

• To provide feedback from your community on St Wilfrid’s services and to let the hospice know about any issues it may be able to help your group with.

For an informal discussion around the role, please contact Community Engagement Co-ordinator, Lucy Cheshire on 07784 238569 or [email protected]

Please note: St Wilfrid’s Hospice (Eastbourne) Ltd is keen to promote community links with other organisations and community groups and whilst 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.

Our Community Links

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

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

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

Alfriston Women’s Institute a small, friendly village WI founded in 1918 with at present 27 members. New members and visitors are always welcome.

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

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.

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.

Cavendish School

Deanland Wood Park

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service

Eastbourne Rainbow A social group of older LGBTQ+ 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.

Facing Cancer Together an informal, friendly support group in Heathfield for women of any age with a cancer diagnosis and women who are caregivers to someone with cancer.

Just Friends is a social group for people who live alone, including carers, who do not want romance, a partner or a relationship, just friends.

Meets at Bibendum, Eastbourne (opposite Town Hall) on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month between 10am and 12pm.

The Matthew 25 Mission is a Christian charity offering practical assistance and support to anyone in need regardless of race, religion, age or gender.

One You East Sussex is the county’s free healthy lifestyle service for residents of East Sussex.  All of our services are free and are available in a wide variety of locations.

Old Ben Homes

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.

Salvation Army

Eastbourne and District Samaritans The Samaritans Helpline is open 24/7, 365 days a year to provide emotional support to people in distress.

Seahaven Afternoon Trefoil Guild

Pentacle Drummers Pentacle Drummers were founded in Eastbourne in 2001. Since then they have grown from a small group into a premier drumming troupe in Sussex.

Kingdom Way Trust a Christian charitable organisation in Eastbourne, overseeing the Winter Night shelter, providing supported accommodation and offering meaningful activity through Hope Woodwork.

Eastbourne Talking Newspapers Association a voluntary service helping visually-impaired people keep in touch with the news.

Eastbourne Station Health Centre Patients Participation Group

Vitality Villages a community organisation established in 2015. The aim of the organisation is to focus on the health and well-being of residents in Herstmonceux Parish and the surrounding area. 

For further information please contact Janet on 01323 833306 or [email protected]

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.

Eastbourne and District Soroptimists Like our parent organisation Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI), our aim is to help women and girls locally and worldwide to achieve their potential and have an equal voice in creating strong, peaceful communities.

Sporting Memories Using the rich history and heritage of sport, Sporting Memories clubs are open to any people over the age of 50 who enjoy reminiscing about their experiences of watching or playing it.

Eastbourne and District Mencap Supporting people to lead happy and meaningful lives.

Warming Up The Homeless Changing the face of homelessness

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