Author Archives: Health and Care News East Sussex

Charities want to hear from LGBTQ people living with cancer in Sussex and East Surrey

Switchboard, connecting you to LGBTQ supportMacmillan Cancer Support and Switchboard have launched two surveys, to get a better understanding of the needs and experiences of LGBTQ people living with cancer in Sussex and East Surrey. This includes people who are going through treatment, approaching the end of treatment, or who have finished treatment. Continue reading

Share your views on how East Sussex County Council support working age adults

East Sussex County Council logoEast Sussex County Council is asking for views on their plans to better support working age adults, and to make sure their limited budget is spent most effectively.

This follows research which showed that for working age adults, the council spends more on packages of care than similar local authorities, and that more people receive long-term care and care in a residential setting than similar areas. The council think they can improve the way they support working age adults, to build on people’s strengths and maximise their independence, and achieve better and more cost effective care. Continue reading

Your invitation to East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust’s Annual General Meeting

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust is inviting local people and partner organisations to their Annual General Meeting on the 6 August at the Hastings Centre, in Hastings from 12.30 to 16:30. If you’d like to attend please click on this Eventbrite link to register and fill in your details. Continue reading

Dedicated volunteers making a difference in health and care across East Sussex

The word volunteer is spelt out with different coloured balloonsDid you know there are thousands of volunteers who give their time for free to improve people’s experience of local health and care services?

In June organisations across East Sussex said a big thank you to these dedicated individuals, and all the hardworking volunteers in the county, as part of Volunteers Week and Patient Participation Week. These campaigns raise the profile of our volunteers, and aim to inspire others to get involved in a broad range of volunteering opportunities. Continue reading

A single health and care integration programme for East Sussex

Over the last few years East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, East Sussex County Council, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust, and our East Sussex Clinical Commissioning Groups* have been working closely together, and with wider partners, through East Sussex Better Together (ESBT) and Connecting 4 You (C4Y) to improve population health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities, by breaking down barriers between health and social care to deliver the right services, in the right places, at the right time. Continue reading

Public consultation on proposals for Children’s Services Early Help

Take part in the consultation, closing date 29 July, 2019

The draft Early Help Strategy Building Stronger Families sets out East Sussex County Council Children’s Services proposal to invest in Early Help from 2020-2023, and the proposed changes to current services.

The council’s proposal is to fund and provide Children’s Services Early Help that supports the most vulnerable families and reduces child safety concerns, within available resources.

You can share your views on the proposal by completing the survey on the East Sussex County Council Consultation Hub.

For information, please contact: 01273 336626,


Share your views on East Sussex County Council’s proposal to stop the subsidy for meals in the community

Meals in the community services enable people to have hot, chilled or frozen meals delivered to their home on a daily or weekly basis.

At the moment, East Sussex County Council (ESCC) pays a subsidy towards the cost of meals for some people. The subsidy is £4.10 per meal and it is not means tested. ESCC are now proposing to stop paying this subsidy, which would mean that people would pay the full cost of their meal if they wanted to carry on using this sort of service. Continue reading