Association of Carers

A Carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without this help. This can be caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems.

The Association of Carers provides free, volunteer-led support services to unpaid Carers in East Sussex.


Care for the Carers

Care for the Carers aims to improve the quality of carers lives by helping the local community recognise and value the role of carers, and by enabling carers to access the services & support they require.


Counselling Plus Community

Counselling Plus is a charity which offers one-to-one counselling on a wide range of issues including depression, relationship breakdown, sexuality, loss, stress and any issue which causes mental or emotional distress. Our aim is to promote emotional well-being. We also run groups for anger management, adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, coping after a relationship breakdown. We offer specialist counselling for those who have suffered rape or sexual assault. 
Our counselling services are primarily intended for the unemployed or those on low income. We can supply lists of private counsellors for those who can pay from £35 per session. We positively welcome people from minority groups.We also see people at Bexhill, Northiam, Eastbourne and Rye.


Fellowship of St.Nicholas (FSN)

Totally committed to families in Hastings and Rother for over 70 years FSN has played a vital role in enhancing the quality of life of children and families in our communities, offering a range of services to help families by: finding pathways out of poverty; supporting parenting, children and young people through bereavement;  young people with mental health issues, families under pressure, children’s development and learning; and supporting communities capacity building


Hastings and Rother Mediation Service

Aim to provide a free, independent, impartial and confidential service to help people in dispute with others. To encourage communication and understanding between people, thus reducing discrimination and promoting equal opportunities. We visit people in their own homes and act as a path of communication, helping them to focus on the future in a positive way. Types of mediation undertaken: Neighbourhood, Intergenerational (between young people and parents), Peer Mediation in schools. We also offer training in mediation to volunteers and outside agencies. Also undertake Family Mediation (Divorce and Separation). Clients charged at LSC approved rates, unless publicly funded [Legal Aid]. Clients seen in confidential environment


Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is no ordinary army. We have a presence in 111 countries worldwide. We operate more than 15,000 centres and have more than a million “soldiers” (members). Our enemy is often invisible, hunger, sickness, need, oppression, despair. These are met without discrimination. The Salvation Army fights with only one weapon: God’s love.

Our community here in Hastings is a part of this big, global picture. This town is very important to us and when we talk about “our community” we mean Ore, the town of Hastings and beyond, where we all live, work and play.


Sara Lee Trust

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. 


Women's Royal Voluntary Service (W.R.V.S.)

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.