Open Doors workplace visits return

STUDENTS across East Sussex have been gaining insights into the world of work as the council’s Open Doors scheme returns.

For six weeks during November and December, over 300 students from 13 schools have once again been offered the opportunity to visit 12 businesses across the county, allowing them to experience the workplace and learn more about possible career paths.

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Almost £4m extra winter help for East Sussex households most in need

Residents struggling to feed themselves, heat their homes or pay water bills may qualify for extra financial help this winter.

The Government’s Household Support Fund has allocated £3.9 million to East Sussex to help ease the pressures on hardest-hit residents between November and March.

Anyone who receives a means-tested benefit can apply for help to the borough or district council in the area they live.

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Online donations to help tackle period poverty

DONATIONS to help tackle period poverty in East Sussex can now be made online.

Donated period products have been accepted at libraries across the county since July and from last month residents have also been able to donate virtually through a new online wish list.

The East Sussex Libraries PeriodBank wish list means people can donate reusable and disposable period products to the scheme quickly and easily.

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New allergy law checks by East Sussex Trading Standards

TRADING standards officers will continue to work with businesses across East Sussex after initial checks found two businesses breaching a new law that protects allergy sufferers.

Natasha’s Law came into effect on October 1 requiring food businesses to list all ingredients and allergens on food pre-packaged for sale on their premises, including cafes, bakeries and sandwich shops.

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