This page contains information about local organisations and groups which we work closely with, as well as links to other websites providing information that are of benefit to disabled people. If you would like your organisation to be listed here please e-mail us.
Age UK provides free and confidential advice for older people, their families and friends and professionals who may be helping to care for older people. As well as providing information about Age UK East Sussex’s services, they can help with a wide range of things like: benefit checks, housing issues, finding support at home, health and social care, leisure and social activities, filling in forms, and Any other issues that affect older people
Age UK’s information and advice service can be provided over the phone or face-to-face. For further information please visit their website or call 01273 476704 (Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm).
Cherish Social Health & Wellbeing CIC
Cherish Social Health & Wellbeing supports people with life skills coaching and mentoring, and self health management.
For further information about Cherish services and upcoming courses, please e-mail Carol Steedor call her on 078807 90024 or
DisabledGo is a national web guide which provides information about the accessibility of venues for disabled people in towns and cities across the country. It details accessibility to around 500 buildings and venues in Hastings and St Leonards, providing specific information such as the height of tables, dimensions of toilets or the positioning of fixtures and fittings.
Please visit the DisabledGo website for further information about local venues.
Disability Inclusion CIC
Disability Inclusion provides a range of services to organisations and to disabled people across East Sussex. We provide disability equality training, research into the experiences of disabled customers and service users, organisation of accessible events, and transcription of information into accessible formats. We also provide training for disabled people who employ their own Personal Assistants to support them to live independently at home, as well as facilitating opportunities for peer support so that people with similar experiences can support each other.
For further information please visit our website.
East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre
The East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre is a registered charity aiming to improve the quality of life for Deaf, deafened, deafblind and hard of hearing people living in East Sussex. They have ‘drop-in days’ on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 10:00am and 4:00pm at their offices in Eastbourne, and can arrange appointments on request on other days. They also provide an outreach service, and run monthly Hhard of Hearing Support groups and Lip Reading and sign language classes around the county.
Hastings Access to Venues and Events (HAVE)
HAVE is an informat group that works with venue owners and event organisers to encourage them to make their venues and events accessible to disabled people, and with disabled people to share information about accessible venues and events in the area and encourage provision of musual support to attend local events.
To get involved in HAVE, or to sign up to their newsletter, please visit their Facebook page or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Independent Living East Sussex (ILES)
ILES is a group for disabled people to explore issues related to independent living and support each other to find solutions. Come along to a monthly drop-in, and / or join our Facebook group so you can keep up-to-date with information and share hints and tips with others.
Our Independent Living Monthly Drop-in is held on the first Wednesday of each month from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at Disability Inclusion CIC, 5-6 Trinity Street, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 1HG.
For further information please e-mail us or call or text us on 07596 329967.