New provider of housing-related floating support services

East Sussex County Council, working with partners in the Local Housing Authorities, has selected a new provider of the Housing-Related Floating Support Service in the county.  Housing charity BHT Sussex, which provides support and advice services across East Sussex, West Sussex and Brighton & Hove, took on provision of the service from 23 November. This new […]

Support for people facing housing difficulties in East Sussex

Home Works and STEPS are two services in East Sussex supporting people facing housing difficulties. These valuable services help people stay in their home and remain independent for as long as possible. Recently some changes have been made to the services, who can use them and what they can do.

Wellbeing drop-in service now open to even more young people in East Sussex

Young people in East Sussex who need help with mental health, wellbeing, housing, employment, education and more can now access support from the award-winning i-Rock service in Newhaven and Eastbourne.

Hastings homeless charity wins £30,000 in funding and national award for excellence

  Local charity, The Seaview Project, will receive £30,000 in funding as part of a national award for excellence. The charity, which improves the quality of life for homeless and insecurely housed people in one of the most deprived areas in England, beat more than 350 UK organisations to win one of eight 2018 GSK […]

Supporting local people’s mental health

Four mental health services have been funded in the East Sussex Better Together (ESBT) area from April 2018 to work alongside the new East Sussex Community Network, which you may have read about in our March newsletter. The services aim to tackle mental ill-health and improve community resilience by detecting and engaging mental health issues […]

Meet the i-Rock team supporting young people in Hastings

i-Rock is an award winning mental health, wellbeing and practical support service for young people aged 14 – 25 in Hastings. In March they held a successful open day to welcome visitors into their new larger space at Rock House and meet the staff behind the service. We spoke with the team to learn more […]

GPs discover ‘prescribing’ social activities helps improve the wellbeing of their patients

Some of the biggest impacts on health are made by things that happen outside of a consultation room. This is why a GP surgery in Herstmonceux has been working together with their local council to provide alternative services which improve quality of life for some of their older patients. GP Dr John Simmons works at […]

Youth mental health project wins national award

The i-Rock drop-in centre, which supports young people in Hastings and Rother has won a prestigious award at the first ever National Children and Young People’s Mental Health (CYPMH) Awards. The project won the ‘partnership working and co-production’ award at the inaugural CYPMH Awards, which took place on Saturday 6 January 2018 at Manchester Town […]