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4SIGHT

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4SIGHT works to support blind and partially sighted people in West Sussex and provides people with a wide range of practical support solutions to help them remain independent following sight loss.. Read more about 4SIGHT

Age Concern - Hassocks

Situated in Dale Avenue, the Centre is open Monday to Friday and offers a varied range of services and activities.. Read more about Age Concern - Hassocks

Age UK Swan Mead Day Centre - East Grinstead

Located in Queens Road, open Monday to Friday, the centre offers a wide range of services and activities for people over the age of 50.. Read more about Age UK Swan Mead Day Centre - East Grinstead

Age UK West Sussex Activity Centres - Burgess Hill

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The Age UK Activity Centres, located in Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath offer activities and services for people over the age of 50.. Read more about Age UK West Sussex Activity Centres - Burgess Hill

Age UK West Sussex Activity Centres - Haywards Heath

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The Age UK Activity Centres, located in Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath offer activities and services for people over the age of 50.. Read more about Age UK West Sussex Activity Centres - Haywards Heath

Alzheimer’s Society

Questions about dementia? If you are worried about someone who is confused and forgetful, affected by dementia or if you are concerned about your own memory, please call or email the Alzheimer’s Society Sussex Helpline... Read more about Alzheimer’s Society

Arthritis Care - Haywards Heath and District

Arthritis Care - Haywards Heath and District is a self help support and campaigning group which holds monthly meetings at The Yews, in Boltro Road, Haywards Heath, with invited guest speakers... Read more about Arthritis Care - Haywards Heath and District

Assisted Collection Service for Rubbish and Recycling, and/or Garden Waste.

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The Council can provide an Assisted Collection Service to help residents with the collection of rubbish and recycling and / or garden waste (if the resident subscribes to the garden waste service). Collection can be made from an agreed location within the boundary of the property of those residents who are unable to take their waste out to the edge of their property and are unable to get help from family, friends, or neighbours to do so. .. Read more about Assisted Collection Service for Rubbish and Recycling, and/or Garden Waste.

British Red Cross - Mid Sussex

The British Red Cross provide a range of services across Mid Sussex, including: therapeutic care, telephone befriending, transport services, emotional support and equipment loaning.. Read more about British Red Cross - Mid Sussex

Burgess Hill Shed

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We provide a craft and modelling workshop with complementary resources to enable people to be creative, keep active and socialise... Read more about Burgess Hill Shed

CARE - East Grinstead

CARE has volunteer drivers, for anyone unable to find alternative transport to hospitals, surgeries and shopping trips. Travel is restricted to one return journey per week, per passenger.. Read more about CARE - East Grinstead

CARE in Haywards Heath, Cuckfield and Lindfield

CARE provides practical neighbourly help for those in need who have no other way of getting help... Read more about CARE in Haywards Heath, Cuckfield and Lindfield

Carers Emergency Alert Card Scheme - West Sussex

A free scheme for people who look after an adult or child who depends on them because they are ill, have a disability or are frail... Read more about Carers Emergency Alert Card Scheme - West Sussex

Carers Support West Sussex

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If you are looking after a relative, friend or neighbour who could not manage without your help, then you are a carer... Read more about Carers Support West Sussex

Clinical Waste Collections

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The Council can provide a free Clinical Waste Collection Service. The service includes the provision of clinical waste sacks (either yellow with a black stripe or orange depending on the type of waste) and yellow lidded sharps boxes (for sharps such as epi-pens and diabetic syringes). To ensure we understand the type of waste we are collecting we require your Community Nurse, GP or Consultant to indicate the type of waste being produced and to sign the form... Read more about Clinical Waste Collections

Crossroads Care

Crossroads Care offers support for carers and the people they care for, providing flexible services to people of all ages and with a range of disabilities and health conditions. .. Read more about Crossroads Care

Cruse

Cruse promotes the wellbeing of bereaved people and enables anyone bereaved to understand their grief and cope with their loss.. Read more about Cruse

Disability Equipment Service

Disability Equipment Service enables people to sell or give away disability equipment that is no longer needed and to buy second-hand equipment, such as a walker, mobility scooter and many aids for daily living.. Read more about Disability Equipment Service

East Grinstead and District Multiple Sclerosis Society

The East Grinstead and District Multiple Sclerosis Society offers help, support and assistance to anyone affected by Multiple Sclerosis.. Read more about East Grinstead and District Multiple Sclerosis Society

East Grinstead Macular Support Group

The East Grinstead Macular Support Group meets to assist people with macular degeneration and similar retinal eye conditions.. Read more about East Grinstead Macular Support Group

Families and Friends Network

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The Families and Friends Network support anyone affected by someone else’s drinking and/or drug use... Read more about Families and Friends Network

Good Neighbours West Sussex - Royal Voluntary Service

Good Neighbours West Sussex provides support and friendship to older people who are socially isolated. The support we offer aims to increase independence and social contact for a limited time, dependent on individual circumstances. This could include accompanying someone to the shops, a local group or activity or simply making weekly visits to the person's home for some company and a chat.This service allows older people to stay happy, independent and remain part of their local community... Read more about Good Neighbours West Sussex - Royal Voluntary Service

Grenestede Talking News

Grenestede Talking News produce weekly audio recordings (CD and tape) of local news and events in East Grinstead and the local surrounding areas.. Read more about Grenestede Talking News

Haywards Heath Foodbank

Haywards Heath foodbank provides emergency food supplies, and support, to local people in crisis…. …identified by one of our Agency partners..…people in conditions of need, hardship or distress including those affected by low income, a sudden crisis, redundancy, benefit delays, and an unexpected bill... Read more about Haywards Heath Foodbank

Home from Hospital - Age UK

The service helps people remain independent at home following a stay in hospital... Read more about Home from Hospital - Age UK

IMPACT

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IMPACT is taking action to make healthy eating an integral part of daily life for school children and adults within the community. By participating in the Tasty Team project, any people in West Sussex have acquired lifelong skills to help make important changes to improve their diet and eating habits. We run one to one sessions and courses throughout Mid Sussex. .. Read more about IMPACT

Keep Your Fuel Bills Low

Energy saving advice service which offers free and practical advice to save money on bills, including available grants for boilers and insulation, Warm Home Discount, reduced tariffs, benefits and winter payment schemes. Call: 0300 123 1234... Read more about Keep Your Fuel Bills Low

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan improves the lives of people affected by cancer locally. The support services provide practical, medical, emotional and financial support and works for better cancer care.. Read more about Macmillan Cancer Support

Mencap - Mid Sussex Society

Mid Sussex Mencap provides support to protect the rights, choices and independence of local people with a learning disability and their families... Read more about Mencap - Mid Sussex Society

Mid Sussex Older People’s Council

Mid Sussex Older People’s Council is a local charity, managed and run by older people for older people in Mid Sussex.. Read more about Mid Sussex Older People’s Council

Multiple Sclerosis Society - Haywards Heath and District Branch

The branch offers help, advice and assistance to those who are affected by Multiple Sclerosis or who care for someone who is.. Read more about Multiple Sclerosis Society - Haywards Heath and District Branch

Neighbourly Care in Hassocks, Burgess Hill and District

Neighbourly Care in Hassocks, Burgess Hill and District can help with escorted shopping, local transport, light help in the home, minor household repairs, befriending/visiting or small gardening jobs for those who have no other way of getting help.. Read more about Neighbourly Care in Hassocks, Burgess Hill and District

Parkinson's UK - Crawley and East Grinstead Branch

The branch offers information, friendship and support to people in the Crawley and East Grinstead area coping with Parkinson’s, their families and carers.. Read more about Parkinson's UK - Crawley and East Grinstead Branch

Parkinson's UK - Mid Sussex

Parkinson’s UK - Mid Sussex offers information, friendship and support to local people affected by Parkinson’s, their families and carers.. Read more about Parkinson's UK - Mid Sussex

reMEmber - The Chronic Fatigue Society

reMEmber is a registered charity based in Mid Sussex and dedicated to helping adults and children who suffer from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis... Read more about reMEmber - The Chronic Fatigue Society

RNIB

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RNIB provides help, support and information to people living with serious sight loss. It provides advice, support and information on eye health, including eye conditions, preventative measures and living with sight loss.. Read more about RNIB

SAGE Counselling

SAGE provides counselling for adults with restricted mobility, visiting clients where they are living.. Read more about SAGE Counselling

Samaritans

Samaritans provide confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of despair, including those which could lead to suicide.. Read more about Samaritans

Silver Line

The Silver Line is the confidential, free helpline for older people across the UK open every day and night of the year.. Read more about Silver Line

SSAFA Forces Help - Sussex Branch

SSAFA Forces Help is committed to helping and supporting those who serve in the Armed Forces, those who used to serve, and the families of both.. Read more about SSAFA Forces Help - Sussex Branch

Stroke Association - Family & Carer Support Service

The Family & Carer Support Service is a visiting service which provides information, literature and emotional support for families of stroke patients, and for stroke patients who live alone.. Read more about Stroke Association - Family & Carer Support Service

Support 4 Diabetes, Mid Sussex

The Group offers people with diabetes understanding, help, information and support, plus the opportunity to meet with other people living with diabetes at the monthly meetings.. Read more about Support 4 Diabetes, Mid Sussex

Sussex Oakleaf Service

The Sussex Oakleaf Service aims to promote good mental health and wellbeing by offering a flexible service which is designed around the individual... Read more about Sussex Oakleaf Service

The Cinnamon Trust

The Cinnamon Trust is a national charity that helps elderly people and their pets. It does this by providing a home for pets when their owner dies or moves into residential accommodation that will not accept pets, a fostering service should the owner go into hospital and a dog walking service... Read more about The Cinnamon Trust

The Yews Talking News

The Yews Talking News provides a weekly tape recording containing all the main stories from the Mid Sussex Times, as well as useful local information and items of general interest free to anyone with sight problems in Mid Sussex... Read more about The Yews Talking News

University of the Third Age (U3A) Mid Sussex Groups

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U3As are self-help, self-managed lifelong learning cooperatives for older people no longer in full time work.. Read more about University of the Third Age (U3A) Mid Sussex Groups

West Sussex Care Guide

Produced by West Sussex County Council and the West Sussex Forum, the West Sussex Care Guide provides information and advice about care and support services for adults in West Sussex... Read more about West Sussex Care Guide

West Sussex Connect to Support

West Sussex Connect to Support helps residents to find information and advice about services and activities in their local area to help them live independently.. Read more about West Sussex Connect to Support

West Sussex Libraries Housebound Service

A library service for people who are unable to reach or use their nearest library due to age, illness or disability... Read more about West Sussex Libraries Housebound Service

West Sussex Mediation Service

West Sussex Mediation Service aims to find solutions for everyday problems and specialises in neighbour disputes. The service is free, impartial and totally confidential.. Read more about West Sussex Mediation Service

WSCC Glen Vue Centre

The day centre is for people with long-term or complex needs, such as dementia and long term conditions, such as MS, stroke and Parkinsons.. Read more about WSCC Glen Vue Centre