Advice and Community Hub
Based in London Road, St Leonards on Sea The Advice & Community Hub is a partnership of three leading advice organisations serving the communities of Hastings and Rother.
Coming together in Renaissance House in March 2012:
now offer an integrated advice centre covering a wide range of issues including housing, homelessness, debt, benefit, welfare, immigration, employment, legal advice and much more.
ADT Healthcare is a free helpline for people affected by drug and alcohol addiction. The service is particularly helpful for family members affected by a loved one's addiction. Tel: 0800 088 66 86
It is our aim to provide help and support to people living with diabetes in the UK.
We do this primarily through group meetings, designed with the express purpose of providing individuals with a safe, social forum to discuss diabetes and its effects
To ensure the appropriate provision of services to disabled people in Hastings and St.Leonards & Rother and promote the right of disabled people to full integration and equality of opprtunity.
Hastings Branch was started in 1958. Our activities have now widened to include the Rother area. We have 187 members, 121 of whom have MS.
The Branch is run by an active committee, most of whom have MS. We always welcome any additional help either as volunteers or committee members, particularly from those with skills in fundraising and publicity.
Home Works is a free and confidential housing support service.
Home Works is for anyone aged 16 to 64 (single people, couples and families) who is homeless or could be at risk of losing their home and needs support to live independently.
The Links Project is a multi-agency support and advice project for asylum seekers, refugees and new migrant communities living in Hastings and St Leonards. It runs a drop in on Wednesday each week from 10.30am - 4pm at Concordia Hall, Church Road, St Leonards. We provide access to support and advice in a range of areas that include healthcare, immigration advice and welfare benefits that is provided by a number of different local agencies and services. We also run a number of time limited projects such as gardening, sewing and English classes.
We can help you get back to a healthier you, and support you to make simple changes towards a longer and happier life. We will provide tools, motivational support and encouragement every step of the way, to help improve your health right away.
We know a lot about what can help you through tough times.
We can help you explore your options, understand your problems better, or just be there to listen.
Providing complementary therapies, counselling and creative therapies to people in Hastings and Rother living through cancer and other life threatening illnesses; with support for their families and carers.
SEAP provides advocacy and related services to a wide range of client groups 6including:IMHA (Independent Mental Health Advocacy), Community Advocacy, Peer Advocacy, IMCA (Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy), IMCA DoLS (Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards), Independent Complaints Advocacy for complaints relating to NHS healthcare, Appropriate Adult Service, Buddy Scheme for disabled children and young people, support for parents with a learning disability and advocacy for those going through the work assessment process
We’re an open access wellbeing centre offering help and inspiration for people living on society’s margins.
We are a drug and alcohol recovery service commissioned to work with people from the age of 18 upwards.
We offer a range of services working in partnership with a range of agencies working to achieve positive outcomes for our service users.
- Specialist prescribing services
- GP shared care
- Community detox from drugs and alcohol
- Inpatient detox from drugs and alcohol
- Group work programmes
- Housing and benefits advice
- Drug and alcohol counselling
- Intuitive recovery
- SCDA employment support
- Foundations of recovery
- Carers support group
STEPS to stay independent’ is a free and confidential housing support service.
They can visit you at home, and help you work out what support you personally need to keep living independently, regardless of what kind of accommodation you live in.
They can support you to:
- liaise with your landlord or mortgage company
- understand your tenancy or mortgage arrangement
- find more suitable accommodation
- claim any welfare benefits you are entitled to
- get specialist debt advice
- set up or change utility suppliers
- resolve disputes or other issues with your neighbours
- find out about local groups or activities in your area
- take part in healthy living activities
- make sure your home is safe.
Your Way works alongside individuals as they overcome obstacles and move forward with their life. This might include:
- Managing mental health
- Entering education
- Returning to work
- Finding new hobbies and social activities
- Solving housing issues
- Making friends
- Organising finances
- Reducing need for mental health services
The aims of this organisation are:* to provide help, advice, information and advocacy to individual and different groups within the African community.* To establish links with other communities and local authorities, in order to participate in development programmes and community initiatives.* To promote true equality and African integration into civil society. We are proud to be one of the founding groups involved with Hastings Intercultural Organisation (HIO).
Royal Voluntary Service in Sussex and Eastbourne help older people maintain their independence and stay involved in the local community.
We have volunteers across Sussex and Eastbourne who offer help and support so older people can stay independent at home in Eastbourne, Hastings, Newhaven and the surrounding areas.
Women’s Voice is a not-for-profit organisation run by women for women in Hastings & St Leonards that:
- seeks to empower local women of all ages, cultures and abilities
- brings women together to foster mutual respect and awareness;
- promotes equal opportunities for all women
Xtrax provides a street level drop-in service for young people aged 16-25, which is safe and non-judgemental.
We offer free use of washing machines, showers, internet, pool and Sky TV.
Our kitchen provides cheap, affordable meals and free fresh fruit. We also offer free condoms, supported pregnancy testing and chlamydia testing.