Specialist care and support services

Sensory impairments

For more information, contact:

East Sussex

Tel: 0345 60 80 191
Minicom via Type Talk: 18001 0345 60 80 191
Email: hscc@eastsussex.gov.uk
Text: 07797 878111
Write to: St Mary’s House, 52 St Leonards Road, Eastbourne BN21 3UU

Brighton & Hove

Tel: 01273 295555
Out-of-hours: 01273 295555
Minicom: 01273 296205
Email: accesspoint@brighton-hove.gov.uk
Write to: Adult Social Care, 2nd Floor, Bartholomew House, Bartholomew Square, Brighton BN1 1JP

Useful organisations

East Sussex Association for Blind & Partially Sighted People
Prospects House,
7-9 George Street,
East Sussex BN27 1AD

Tel: 01323 832252
Email: info@eastsussexblind.org.uk

City Synergy (Social Group – Brighton & Hove only)
c/o 6a Hove Park Villas,
Hove BN3 6HW

Tel: 01273 697339
Email: citysynergy@yahoo.co.uk

Learning disability

East Sussex

People who are already receiving support from Adult Social Care services can contact the Community Learning Disability team on 01424 724900 (Hastings Office) or 01323 747117 (Uckfield Office)

Otherwise contact Health and Social Care Connect on 0345 60 80 191

There is more information at www.eastsussex.gov.uk/socialcare/disability/learning-disability

Brighton & Hove

People who are already receiving support from Adult Social Care services can contact the Community Learning Disability team on 01273 295550. Otherwise, contact the Adult Social Care Access Point on 01273 295555.

Mental health

If you don’t have a GP there are two walk in health centres in East Sussex and one in Brighton,

Eastbourne Railway Station
Eastbourne BN21 3QJ
Tel: 01323 726650

Station Plaza Health Centre
Hastings TN34 1BA
Tel: 01424 884410

Brighton Station Health Centre
84-87 Queens Road,
Brighton BN1 3XE
Tel: 0333 321 0946

The GP practice and walk-in centre is open between 8:00am and 8:00pm, seven days a week, including bank holidays.

East Sussex

You can access the directory of these services for East Sussex by visiting www.eastsussex.gov.uk and searching ‘mental health directory’.

Brighton & Hove

You may wish to visit www.mylifebh.org.uk which is an easy to use, online directory listing many local Brighton & Hove and national organisations and services to support your mental health.

Supporting someone with a mental health condition

East Sussex

Improving Carers’ Experience Project (ICE Pro) specialises in information for carers of people with mental health conditions. It offers training for staff and volunteers, as well as free training courses for carers themselves. It also helps carers to be involved in training, and in planning and providing services.

Tel: 01273 617100
Web: www.iceproject.co.uk

Alan Stenning:
Tel: 07435 786182
Email: alan.icepro@btconnect.com

Jane Lawrence:
Tel: 07483 133543
Email: jane.icepro@btconnect.com

To find out more about mental health care in East Sussex, contact Health and Social Care Connect (0345 60 80 191) or, in Brighton & Hove, the Community Mental Health team on 01273 242101.

Dementia care

Alzheimer’s Society and Active Dementia Support provide support and information for people with dementia and their carers.

Alzheimer’s Society National Dementia Helpline
Tel: 0300 222 1122
Web: www.alzheimers.org.uk

Alzheimer’s Society – East Sussex
Ground Floor, Beckett House
Mitre Way, Battle TN33 0AS

Tel: 01424 773687
Email: east.sussex@alzheimers.org.uk

Alzheimer’s Society – Brighton
The Annexe, Ireland Lodge, Lockwood Crescent, Woodingdean, Brighton BN2 6UH
Tel: 01273 726266
Email: brighton-hove@alzheimers.org.uk

Support in the community

You can find out what’s available in your area from Adult Social Care. Even if you do not qualify for financial help from Adult Social Care, it will still carry out an assessment of your individual needs and tell you about registered providers who can give you the services you need.

You can find guidance and advice on dementia at www.nhs.uk/conditions/dementia-care and www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/dementia-help/

Contact East Sussex Health and Social Care Connect (0345 60 80 191) or the Brighton & Hove Adult Social Care Access Point (01273 295555) for information about services for people with dementia.