Awareness week highlights need for loving homes

THE NEED to find families for children who wait the longest for a loving home is being highlighted during National Adoption Week.

Adoption South East hopes the awareness-raising event will encourage people to consider adopting sibling groups, older children, those with complex health needs and children from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds. Continue reading

New testing centre for Covid-19 to open in East Sussex

A NEW testing centre will open in East Sussex today, increasing the options for residents seeking to check if they have Covid-19.

The drive-through site at Plumpton Racecourse will be operated by Sodexo and has been commissioned by the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC). As a regional testing centre, it will have the capacity to conduct an estimated 700 tests a day and will strengthen the national Test and Trace scheme. Continue reading

Quit smoking this Stoptober

SMOKERS in East Sussex are being urged to join the 1 million across the UK who quit during the coronavirus lockdown and stop smoking during Stoptober.

The annual stop smoking challenge returns this October, and smokers across the county are being encouraged to put their lungs first, strengthen their immune system and breathe easier by giving quitting a go. Continue reading