Category Archives: Adult Social Care

Almost £4m extra winter help for 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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Events celebrate the role of older people

INTERACTIVE music sessions, day trips and lunch clubs are among a series of events to celebrate the role older people play in improving communities and the lives of local people.

Following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions, the 14th annual Older People’s Day programme – which coincides with the UN International Day of Older Persons on October 1, will provide a mix of free and paid for in person activities and virtual events open to the 50 plus age group. Continue reading

Council appoints new provider for refuge services

Clarion Housing Association has been awarded the contract for the provision of refuge services across East Sussex.

From November 1, 2021 Clarion will provide specialist support in 47 units of safe accommodation across the county for women experiencing domestic abuse and violence, and their children. Within a year of the contract starting, this provision will increase to 56 units to include anybody experiencing domestic abuse.

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