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Advice Services in Wealden

Age UK

Helping people aged 50+ truly flourish (formerly called Age Concern and Help the Aged)

CAB - Citizens Advice

Free advice for everyone on any issue.

Action For Change

Action for Change is a local service that provides advice, information and treatment for anyone experiencing difficulties with alcohol or anyone affected by someone else's drinking

Kenward Trust

The Kenward Trust is a charity established in 1968 that helps with issues relating to alcohol/drug misuse, homelessness and resettlement of offenders.


Cruse Bereavement provides support and information to bereaved people of all ages.

East Sussex Association of Blind and Partially Sighted People (ESAB)

Type of Support Agency: Support for people who are blind or partially sighted.


Provide support to BME communities.

Care for the Carers

Type of Support Agency: Care for the Carers supports people in East Sussex who look after sick or disabled relatives, friends, neighbours, partners or children in their own homes.

Discretionary East Sussex Support Scheme (DESSS)

The scheme provides emergency help in certain situations for eligible households. The scheme does not provide cash or loans but may provide food, utilities or households items.

East Sussex Disability Association (ESDA)

The East Sussex Disability Association enables disabled people in East Sussex to achieve independence and control over their own lives.

East Sussex Independent Domestic Violence Advisor Service

CRI (a national charity) provides information, advocacy and practical and emotional support to women, men and children living with domestic abuse and violence.

Advice and support to people who have experienced biphobia, homophobia, transphobia, sexual violence or domestic abuse. Support for people who are suffering domestic abuse and who are lesbian, gay, transsexual or transgender.

Advice and support for people suffering from domestic abuse.


Advice and support for people suffering from domestic abuse.


National drugs helpline Advice about drugs.

Children's Centres

Children's Centres offer all families with children under five a range of services, information and support in their local community. There are currently seven Children's Centres in the Wealden area.

  • Client group: Families
  • Website:   
  • Telephone: 01323 464340


Home-Start South Downs offers friendship and support to local families with children in East Sussex.

East Sussex Credit Union

Access to cheap loans/savings account.

East Sussex Welfare Reform Advice Line

Free advice about the benefit changes.

Hailsham Foodbank, Uckfield Foodbank, Crowborough Foodbank

Providing emergency food to local people in crisis.

Furniture Now

Low cost furniture.

East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre

The East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre is a registered charity aiming to improve the quality of life for Deaf, deafened, deaf blind and hard of hearing people living in East Sussex.


The East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre is a registered charity aiming to improve the quality of life for Deaf, deafened, deaf blind and hard of hearing people living in East Sussex.

For single people, couple's, families - Home Works can offer short term help for those experiencing housing difficulties.

The service is commissioned & funded by ESCC Supporting People and delivered via a coaching model offering support to people aged between 16 & 64 at point of access to:

  • Understand the rights and responsibilities of holding a tenancy / lease / mortgage
  • Deal with rent and other payments
  • Re-settle into your accommodation (i.e know how to choose repayment schemes for gas and electricity, water & sewerage) how to read meters, know when the bins are emptied, where local services are, respond to mail)
  • Know what to do if things go wrong that could affect your tenancy or mortgaged property
  • Know how to deal with anti social behaviour
  • Be safe & secure in their own home deal with visitors
  • Manage money & get specific help where there are debts
    Gain knowledge & confidence around using a computer or getting on line
  • Know how to look for work, training or volunteering using all available resources
  • Get involved with other services that can offer specialist support & link in with children's centres if needed
  • Link in with other services & groups i.e getting a GP
  • Feel less isolated
  • Feel better informed and more in control
  • Client group: 16-64 Year olds
  • Email: referrals@home-works.org.uk
  • Website:  Homeworks-Web-Page (External Link)
  • Telephone: 01273 898700



Provide a very similar service for people aged 65 or over

Client Group: 65 or over

Website: www.eastbournehomes.org.uk (external link)

Email: referrals@stepswest.org.uk

Telephone: 01323436414