Information on Free and Voluntary Community Services

 Health and Wellbeing Project

If you are over 80 (or over 50 with a health condition or disability), uniformed trained volunteers from the Health and Wellbeing Project can visit you in your own home and provide advice and information on what services are available to help you to continue to live as independently as possible at home and where to start. It could be that you need help to get out and about more. They can be contacted on telephone no. 01323 462 437 or at info@healthand wellbeingproject.org.

The Health and Wellbeing Project is sponsored by 3VA and East Sussex Fire and Rescue.

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EAST SUSSEX FIRESmoke alarms save lives, but only if they work. With 197 people dying in fires in the home last year, and over 70% not being alerted to the fire by a smoke alarm, it is essential that you test your smoke alarms regularly.

More information on smoke alarms    More info

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STEPS

STEPS

Housing support for people aged 65 and over living in East Sussex (bills, problems with neighbours, etc.)  If you are aged 65 or over STEPS can support you to stay living independently. STEPS can visit you at home and help you work out what support you personally need to keep living independently. Steps has supported over 600 clients since November 2011. They have helped to write off £7,500 of debt for clients and sought grants to help some to redecorate.  Phone: 0300 123 2422 (local rate)     Email: referrals@stepseast.co.uk    More info

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CAB LOGOThe Library, 30a High Street, Rye, East Sussex. TN31 7JG: Opens Tuesdays 10.30-12.30 and 13.30-15.30   Advice by Telephone: 08444 111 444

We help people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policymakers.

 Self help website adviceguide.org.uk

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Act in rural susAction in Rural Sussex and Rother Voluntary Action

Support for organisations or bodies to make a difference locally with the provision of new or improved facilities and services. website

 

rother vaRVA  help local community and voluntary groups with governance, funding etc and run a regular quarterly rural Rother network for community groups to get together, any local group can join (contact Jackie). RVA can also help people find volunteers  (contact Luke). We are also happy to share our monthly EBulletin with anyone wanting to sign up (contact Luke)  For more info visit website here
Jackie Saull on 01424 217 259 or email on jackie.saull-hunt@rva.uk.com
Luke Anderson on 01424 217 259 or email on luke.sanderson@rva.uk.com

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H2H (Here to Help) is a group of volunteers set up under the auspices of the hospital to provide clients in the Rye area with help and support on a short-term basis. Volunteers will help with shopping, providing transport to medical appointments, collecting prescriptions and pensions, filling in forms for blue badges, lifelines (red buttons), attendance allowances, letter writing and telephone calls and more.   Tel 01797 224044    Website        Brochure

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British Red Cross LogoBritish Red Cross offers a Carers Support Service for unpaid carers in East Sussex. They can help with companionship, light housework, shopping, meal preparation, looking after pets and form completion. Family members friends or carers themselves can make a request for help by ringing 01622 690 011 or ILCR_SouthEastAdmin@redcross.org.uk .  The British Red Cross can also help with free short term loans of medical equipment such as various kinds of wheelchairs, bed cradles, back rests and other equipment. Please contact 0300 456 1914 for more information on Mobility Aids.

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                                                 If you’re concerned about someone sleeping rough, get in touch so that we can connect them to local support and services thScreen Shot 2016-01-27 at 12.42.42ey need. Phone 0300 500 0914.
Anyone can become homeless, and sleeping rough can be dangerous and can damage your health. Rough sleepers may not be known to local services because they remain out of sight, bedding down at different times of day or night, and moving from place to place. Not all rough sleepers are aware that advice and support is available to them.

                                                For more information visit        http://www.streetlink.org.uk

This page lists Voluntary Bodies that provide services to the community. Please contact the Parish clerk to add your organisation