Useful Contacts

We have spilt our useful contacts list into these categories – Local Support groups, Keeping active, Volunteering, Public and Local Authority Services, Health Services.

Local Support Groups

ESCIS, East Sussex Community Information Service website. Directory of leisure, hobbies, childcare, support groups, disabilities, events, etc. Covering all ages.

1 Space a self-service directory.

Possability  People.

A Sussex charity making more things possible for disabled & older people. Information and advice for disabled people, families, friends and carers. Tel: 01424 234460.

Care and support services and advice. Tel: 01273 894040.

Care for the Carers. 8 St Leonards Road, BN21 3UH.

Tel: 01323 738390. Support, information, advice, newsletter for unpaid carers in East Sussex. Carers alert/discount card.


Benefits, East Sussex helpline. Tel: 0333 3440681.

East Sussex Credit Union Tel: 0300 303 3188. Not for profit savings and loans co-operative.

BHT Eastbourne Advice. 8 St Leonard’s Road, BN21  3UH. Tel: 01323 642615. Free specialist housing advice to people on possession action, homelessness, suitability of accommodation, tenancy rights, disrepair and allocations policies.

Citizens Advice Bureau. Highlight House, 8 St Leonards Road, BN21 3UH Tel: 03444 111 444.

Shaftesbury Centre. Milfoil Drive BN23 8BR Tel: 01323 760654. Advice and counselling centre. NOW CLOSED

‘STEPS to stay independent’. 1 Grove Road, BN21 4TW. Tel: 01323 436414. For 60+ and facing housing difficulties.

Eastbourne Foodbank. Tel: 01323 409925. Contact for agencies who can give foodbank vouchers and for your nearest distribution centre. Email

Now! Charity Group. Furniture Now 3 Courtlands Road, BN22 8TR Tel: 01323 638000. Sells pre-owned furniture, not for profit- low prices. Recliner armchairs, electric beds, mobility aids and more.

Training Now. 01323 887199 for unemployed and workshops to build confidence and skills.

(Other unwanted furniture outlets run by local charities – Age UK, British Heart Foundation, St Wilfrid Hospice).

Salvation Army. Rebourne Corner Day Services, 149 Langney Road, BN22 8AH. Tel: 01323 417149. Plus weekday activities, New to you Furniture and Care and Share clothing shops.


Keeping active

Age Concern, Eastbourne. The Venton Centre, Junction Road BN21 3QY. Services for people aged 50 plus. Cafe, hairdresser, therapies, activities. Accessible toilets. Tel: 01323 638474.

Alice Croft House. BN21 4NE Tel: 01323 728157. Club for over 50’s. Activities, classes, snooker, IT suite. Lift. Accessible toilet.

Chaseley Trust. Activate Gym for wheelchair users. Open to local disabled people. Membership charges Tel: 01323 744200.

Community Wise. Ocklynge Road, BN21 1PY. Tel: 01323 722924. Community services and activities. Community shop.

Defiant Sports Tel: 07887 755856 providing inclusive sports and activities in the community.

Eastbourne Seniors Forum. A voice for over 50’s, newsletter, events, directory of leisure facilities. Tel: 01323 768868.

Eastbourne Wheels for All. Accessible cycling opportunities for people of all abilities and ages. Eastbourne Sports Park, Cross Levels Way, BN21 2UF. Tel: 07881 282725 or 01273 482490.

East Sussex Age UK. Offer support to those in later life with day services, information and advice. Tel: 01273 476704.

Motcombe Swimming Pool. Old Town BN21 1PU Tel: 01323 410748 accessible changing area, toilet, hoist into pool.

Sovereign Swimming Club. For disabled people. Sunday afternoons at Motcombe Pool, accessible, hoist. 01323 484165.

Sovereign Centre Swimming Pool. Royal Parade BN22 7LQ Tel: 0845 2671200.  Accessible changing area, toilet. Hoist into gala pool available on request. Level access into fun pool with waves. Cafe and seating area.

Sport Eastbourne. Tel: 01323 509859 Centres at Hampden Park, Cavendish, Shinewater and Sports Park. Classes and activities for all ages and abilities.


Eastbourne Volunteers. 1 The Labyrinth, 7 Mark Lane BN21 4RJ Tel: 01323 381811. Volunteering vacancies and information on events, activities, local groups, charities, etc. Eastbourne Voice a monthly community newspaper.

Possability People. Volunteering & employment support & opportunities for disabled people. Tel: 07795 904179.


Public and Local Authority Services

Adult Health & Social Care Connect. Tel: 0345 60 80 191. Helps those needing extra support to live as independently as possible. Carers Assessments. Report abuse or neglect.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service. Offer free Home Safety checks, smoke detectors. Ring re eligibility Tel: 0800 1777 069.

Eastbourne Borough Council. 1 Grove Road BN21 4TL. Tel: Customer First 01323 410000,

Eastbourne Central Library. 1 Grove Road, BN21 4TL. Tel: 0345 60 80 196. Also in Hampden Park, Brodrick Close BN22 9NQ. Accessible. Equal Access and Home Library Service. Large print, audio, DVD and specialised books. Online services including ebooks and downloadable audio books. Community Libraries in Old Town, Langney Shopping Centre and Willingdon, Pevensey Bay.

Police emergency 999. Non emergency 101.

Tourist Information Centre. Tel: 01323 415415. Cornfield Rd BN21 4QA. Accommodation, theatre, places to visit, events, etc.

Welbeing Wealden & Eastbourne Lifeline. 24-hour telephone response service for vulnerable people and other services to aid independent living. Tel: 01323 644422


Health Services

Conquest (Hastings) Hospital. The Ridge, TN37 7RD.

Tel: 01424 755255.

Drop-in Doctor Surgery. Eastbourne Rail Station BN21 3QJ open 7 days a week 8am-8pm. Tel: 01323 726650.

Eastbourne District Hospital. Kings Drive, BN21 2UD.

Tel: 01323 417400.

Emergency Dental Service. Hailsham. Weekdays appointment line 6.30- 10.30 pm for appointments 7- 9 pm. Weekends/Bank Holidays 1-5.30 pm appointments 2-4 pm. Tel: 01323 449170.

Health in mind offers a free service and help if feeling stressed or down Tel: 0300 003 0130,

Healthwatch, East Sussex. Want your views on health & social care services. 0333 101 4007

St Wilfrid’s Hospice. 1 Broadwater Way, Eastbourne BN22 9PZ

Tel: 01323 434200. Cafe open to public every day.

NHS 111 service for non emergencies, medical advice available. Free from landlines and mobile phones.

Your Local Pharmacist can help you with your medication, repeat prescriptions, minor ailments, health checks, etc.