Good Neighbours Schemes - East Sussex


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Good Neighbour Schemes – this site has been set up to provide information about Good Neighbour Schemes across Sussex and to help you if you are looking for a service or if you are interested in starting one in your local community. Please click for the video and for further information.

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Do you want to add your Good Neighbours Scheme to the map? If so please contact Claire Reynolds at

If you have an immediate need for support and / or care for yourself or a relative then please contact:- East Sussex – Social Care Direct West Sussex -

Sussex Good Neighbour Programmes

Building Stronger Bridges Project, East Sussex - include ESCC Logo

East Sussex County Council has provided resources to 6 organisations across East Sussex to provide support to develop Good Neighbour Schemes in specific areas.

These are :- Action in rural Sussex (AirS) – rural Wealden and Lewes Districts Age Concern Eastbourne – Eastbourne area, Hailsham Trust – Hailsham area in East Sussex Hastings Voluntary Action – Hastings and St. Leonards area Rother Voluntary Action – covering Bexhill and rural Rother District Royal Voluntary Service – The Havens and Lewes District

Good Neighbour Schemes, West Sussex

Action in rural Sussex (AirS) currently provides support for rural communities funded by NESTA – include Logo

Categories of Good Neighbours Schemes

The map and directory elements above have identified 2 main categories. These are:-

Good Neighbour Scheme

This includes any community based service that offers services to local people that assist them at a time of need.

Commonly these include one or more of the following - transport, lifts, befriending,visiting, shopping or other errands, household tasks, gardening, form filling and letter writing.

When you click on each Good Neighbours Scheme on the map you will find the details of that individual scheme and how to get in touch. These details can also be found through the 'search' function and the Directory.

Community Support Services

In each community there are likely to be a number of related community services that also offer services to individuals and which would welcome new memebers or participants.

These could be lunch clubs, social groups, older peoples' clubs and organisations, community groups, specialist services or organisaitons based in the community.

When you click on each of these on the map you will find details you will find the details of the individual scheme and how to get in touch. These details can also be found through the 'search' function and the Directory

Action in rural Sussex

Action in rural Sussex (AirS) is an independent charity that has been in existence since 1931 and provides community development support, advice and assistance to rural community groups, organisations and individuals across East and West Sussex.

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AirS, in its work to improve community resilience and encourage the provision of local services, works with individuals, groups and organisations to develop both good neighbour schemes and related community services. This work is mainly undertaken by its team of Village Agents so please go to our website to find out more and do not hesitate to contact us.

Please contact or telephone 01273 407305

Hailsham Trust

Hailsham Trust was established in 1999 as an informal partnership and registered as a company with charitable objectives in 2003.

Our Mission Statement is:- Community regeneration through integrated voluntary sector action.

Core Objectives:- The Trust will aim to provide services in 7 core fields predominantly within areas of social and economic deprivation in Hailsham: Children and Families, Young People, Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities, Employability and Training, Healthy Lifestyles, Wellbeing and Community Activities.

Our services would endeavour to: -Relieve financial hardship -Relieve unemployment in such ways as thought fit (e.g. assistance to find employment, the advancement of education, training or re-training particularly among unemployed people, and providing unemployed people with work experience) -Provide recreational facilities for the public at large or those who by reason of their youth, age, infirmity or disablement, financial hardship or social and economic circumstances, have the need for such facilities -Promote public safety and relieve the prevalence of crime

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Hastings Voluntary Action

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Hastings Voluntary Action helps charities, community groups and social enterprises in Hastings and St Leonards to start up, grow and thrive.

Our services include funding advice, training, providing information, community accountancy, group support and representation. Some of our current projects include: Clean Seas Please (improving sea water quality) Chances for Change (improving public health) Team Wellfit (community health champions) Building Stronger Bridges (developing Good Neighbour Schemes)

Our overall aim: The overall purpose of HVA is to enhance the quality of life of people in the Hastings area by promoting the principle and practice of voluntary action by both individuals and organised groups, and by supporting the development of local initiatives to meet community needs.

Hastings Voluntary Action Jackson Hall Portland Place Hastings TN34 1QN Tel: 01424 444010 Email: Web: Facebook: Hastings Voluntaryaction Twitter: @hvastuff

For Building Stronger Bridges- Email: Facebook: Building Stronger Bridges - Hastings & Rother Twitter: @BSB4you

Rother Voluntary Action


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