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  • Community Hubs

    Community Hubs

    Community Hubs are the contact point that residents of East Sussex can turn to if they feel they need extra help in coping with the effects of Coronavirus or know someone else who needs help. Click the coloured text above to find out what support is available in your local area.

    Location: Rother

  • Hastings and Rother Benefits and Financial Advice

    Hastings and Rother Benefits and Financial Advice

    If you require additional support around claiming benefits during the Coronavirus pandemic. Please click on the coloured text above to find more information on your local benefits and financial advice.

    Location: Hastings Rother

  • Foodbanks

    Foodbanks

    If you cannot afford food, please contact your local food bank If you can afford food but are unable to get it due to self-isolating or for another reason, please contact your local council or Citizens Advice. Please click on the coloured link above for your local contact information.

    Location: Eastbourne Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Citizens Advice

    Citizens Advice

    Citizens advice provide free, confidential, independent and impartial advice and campaign on big issues affecting people's lives. Please click on the coloured text above for the local contact information.

    Location: Eastbourne Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Turning Problem Behaviour into Positive Behaviour (Additional Needs) – Free Webinar!

    Turning Problem Behaviour into Positive Behaviour (Additional Needs) – Free Webinar!

    This fantastic session discusses common behaviour problems such as hitting, shouting and refusing to follow instructions. Gain skills in how to encourage appropriate behaviour and create your own useful parenting plan to make some positive changes at home!

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • SEND Parents and Carers Helpline

    SEND Parents and Carers Helpline

    New Parents and Carers Helpline for parents and carers of children and young people with SEND in East Sussex. The helpline will be available until schools, nurseries, colleges and alternative provision are fully open to all pupils again after the Covid-19 pandemic.

    Location: Eastbourne Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Being Mum – Across East Sussex

    Being Mum – Across East Sussex

    New first-time mothers living in East Sussex can join Home-Start East Sussex’s free Being Mum programme, a six-week course to chat about the challenges and changes associated with becoming a mum, and a chance to form friendships with other new mums in their area.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Tips and Tricks for Successful School Life (2-12 Years) – Free Webinar!

    Tips and Tricks for Successful School Life (2-12 Years) – Free Webinar!

    Often the more supported a child feels at home the better they achieve in school. Come and receive top tips for developing independence, problem solving and communication skills – all of which are essential for having a successful year at primary school.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Helping Your Child To Reach Their Full Potential (Additional Needs) – Free Webinar!

    Helping Your Child To Reach Their Full Potential (Additional Needs) – Free Webinar!

    This session can help parents to improve their child’s confidence and social skills. By learning how to teach your child new skills and encouraging progress and efforts your child will be more able to reach their full potential – a common concern amongst parents of children with additional needs. Click on the image for more details and how to book your place.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Managing Fighting and Aggression – Discussion Group for Parents

    Managing Fighting and Aggression – Discussion Group for Parents

    When children fight there is a risk that somebody could get hurt so teaching your children clear limits and boundaries is important. This session will show you how to encourage your children to play well together, problem solve and solve arguments without parents always needing to be involved.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Reducing Family Conflict (TEEN)  – Discussion Group for Parents

    Reducing Family Conflict (TEEN) – Discussion Group for Parents

    Increased conflict with children during their teenage years is common but can be upsetting for the whole family. This discussion group gives some positive parenting suggestions to help teach your teenager how to get along with others in the family without constant fights and arguments.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Getting Teens to Co-operate – Discussion Group for Parents

    Getting Teens to Co-operate – Discussion Group for Parents

    Teenagers are known to become less cooperative during their transition from child to adult. These changes can cause conflict between the parent and the teen. This session will give strategies on how to teach your teen to be more polite, cooperative and to behave appropriately

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Coping with Teenagers’ Emotions – Discussion Group for Parents

    Coping with Teenagers’ Emotions – Discussion Group for Parents

    The transition from child to adult can often make teenagers highly emotional. Parents may find this upsetting and difficult to manage as it can cause disagreements and frustration for everyone. This session will give ideas on how to develop your teens coping skills and emotional resilience.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Dealing with Disobedience – Discussion Group for Parents

    Dealing with Disobedience – Discussion Group for Parents

    All children misbehave at times and we all face those moments when children will not do as they are told. This very popular session helps parents to teach their children limits, do as they are told and understand the meaning of the word No.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Fire Safety

    Fire Safety

    East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service are offering a FREE online course giving Fire Safety advice and safety tips for the home to make your loved ones safer.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • East Sussex Library and Information Service

    East Sussex Library and Information Service

    Discover East Sussex Libraries’ online Wellbeing webpages. There are lots of useful resources available, with information and support for East Sussex residents, including support during Covid-19.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Getting your child into bed (and staying there for the night) Discussion Group

    Getting your child into bed (and staying there for the night) Discussion Group

    Explores common bedtime problems, why they happen and how to prevent them. Includes information around parent traps, creating your own bedtime routines and managing problem behaviour.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Building Teenagers survival skills in risky situations – Discussion Group

    Building Teenagers survival skills in risky situations – Discussion Group

    Talking to teenagers about risky situations can be tricky as they often believe parents are overreacting. For example, is your teenager looking to go on a sleepover to their friends’ house that you don’t know? Teenagers need to be able to recognise risky situations, have a plan for coping with these or avoid more dangerous situations.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • The power of positive parenting – webinar

    The power of positive parenting – webinar

    This seminar is perfect for new parents or those who need a refresh! It introduces parents to the five key principles of positive parenting that form the basis of Triple P.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Managing anxiety and raising resilient children – webinar

    Managing anxiety and raising resilient children – webinar

    This session is for parents who want to develop their child’s understanding of feelings and appropriate ways to express them. Gain knowledge on how to encourage your child to problem solve and cope with stressful situations – turning challenges into opportunities!

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Holding Space – Parent Support Group

    Holding Space – Parent Support Group

    A safe space where you can connect, talk , share and be supported along your journey. A non judgemental place where you can know it’s okay to not be okay.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Welfare Benefits Helpline

    Welfare Benefits Helpline

    Are you facing financial difficulty? If you are struggling to pay bills or concerned about growing debt, whether this is due to the Covid-19 pandemic or otherwise, there is free, confidential support and advice available.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Positive Parenting Group (for parents of Teens 10+) – Evening Group

    Positive Parenting Group (for parents of Teens 10+) – Evening Group

    All parents raising teenagers need support at times – especially this year when life as we know it has been turned on its head. joining this 6-week group can help you cope positively with some of the common issues associated with raising a teenager. It looks at ways to build a stronger relationship with their teenager, resolve conflict in the family and manage problem behaviours. It also explores risky behaviour and keeping your teen safe. Attending this group will also help to significantly reduce family stress.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Exploring Exclusive Books for Children

    Exploring Exclusive Books for Children

    This workshop is aimed at supporting those caring for primary aged children. Explore the importance of inclusion and tolerance through shared reading of children's literature that positively reflects how children see themselves and the world around them.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • East Sussex Parent Carer Forum (ESPCF)

    East Sussex Parent Carer Forum (ESPCF)

    ESPCF is the forum for parent carers of children and young people (aged 0 to 25) with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Who’s in Charge?

    Who’s in Charge?

    Who’s in Charge: A 9-week safe, friendly group combining educational and therapeutic sessions for parents in East Sussex or Brighton & Hove, whose children are verbally or physically abusive and whose behaviour seems beyond their control

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Community Reach

    Community Reach

    Community Reach is a new adult service launched by St Peter & St James hospice, with the assistance of HM Government and

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Help Us Help You

    Help Us Help You

    Help us help you get help from your GP practice The way people access their GP practice has changed to ensure patients get the best possible care safely and quickly, but please know they are open and seeing patients every day.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Finding Peace in a Frantic World

    Finding Peace in a Frantic World

    Learn practical mindfulness skills for everyday life in order to work with and reduce anxiety and stress.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Managing Stress

    Managing Stress

    East Sussex College This is a 4 week course taking place on the following Wednesdays: 20th & 27th January, 3rd

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Holding Space – Walk and Talk

    Holding Space – Walk and Talk

    An informal, chatty, safe and confidential space for parents and carers to chat and be supported. We will adhere to Govt guidelines and walk in pairs.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Introduction to Mindfulness

    Introduction to Mindfulness

    Learn Mindfulness practices to help manage stress, anxiety, low mood and enhance your general wellbeing.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • The Strength in You

    The Strength in You

    Would you like to feel more confident in dealing with life’s challenges?

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Confidence Towards Work

    Confidence Towards Work

    Are you applying for jobs and need a boost? – this FREE 5 week course will help you to develop both your confidence and skills whilst job seeking

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Holding Space – Parent Online Support Group

    Holding Space – Parent Online Support Group

    We are offering parent/carer support sessions via zoom every Wed morning 10am-11am.   Tel: 07922 851207 http://www.holdingspace.org.uk

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Family First Aid

    Family First Aid

    Interactive Zoom session for parents/carers.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Money Matters

    Money Matters

    An interactive 4-week course to help parents/carers manage the family budget more effectively

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Get Ready for Work

    Get Ready for Work

    A short 4-week course to build your confidence to get back to work

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Fun with Phonics

    Fun with Phonics

    This course is for parents of Early Years Foundation stage & KS1 children. It will give you ideas on how you can support your children with phonics & literacy

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Fun with Numeracy

    Fun with Numeracy

    This course is for parents of Early Years Foundation stage & KS1 children.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Pre GCSE Maths and English Courses

    Pre GCSE Maths and English Courses

    ACRES -  Adult College for Rural East Sussex

    Location: Hailsham Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Job Pod

    Job Pod

    East Sussex Library and Information Services To find out more or book your place call 01323 463759 and ask for

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Work and Health Programme East Sussex

    Work and Health Programme East Sussex

    SCDA - Sussex Community Development Association

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Volunteer Family Support Programme

    Volunteer Family Support Programme

    Home-Start East Sussex Volunteer Family Support Programme is FREE and available to all families in East Sussex (not Brighton and Hove) with a child, or children aged 5 or under. We match families to our lovely trained volunteers, and they then provide support for up to four months.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Lotus Domestic Abuse Recovery Programme

    Lotus Domestic Abuse Recovery Programme

    Home-Start East Sussex offers a FREE six week Domestic Abuse Recovery programme, available to all victim/survivors across East Sussex and Brighton and Hove. Our Lotus Programme will give you a better understanding of domestic abuse, make decisions and take back control of your life, to help keep you and your children safe in future relationships

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Employability and Personal Development

    Employability and Personal Development

    WEA Personal Development

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

We’re continually updating this website in light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic with a list of helpful links for parents.