Category Archives: Community Services

Campaign targets the impact of alcohol on relationships

IN SUPPORT of this year’s Alcohol Awareness Week, East Sussex County Council and its Recovery Partners are highlighting the impact alcohol can have on relationships and health and wellbeing.

To mark the start of this year’s campaign, which runs from November 15 to 21, the council and its partners will be joining over 4,000 community groups across the UK to increase the understanding of the ways in which alcohol can affect us and our relationships with those around us.

Continue reading

Free baby books available at libraries

FAMILIES with children under 12 months are being encouraged to collect free baby books from their local library.

Bookstart baby packs are usually gifted to new parents by their health visitor at the six-week post birth check-up.

The pandemic has meant that some health checks have been carried out remotely and as a result parents may not have received their pack. The free packs, which are available to babies under 12 months old, can be collected from all East Sussex libraries.

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.

Continue reading