Children and Families in East Sussex

Support for families with disabled children and young people in East Sussex.
Phone 01273 772289.

East Sussex Community Information Service
Activities and organisations in your local area including, transport, education, leisure and advice, support and law.

A free, confidential service for children and young people with counsellors available from 7.30am to 3am.  Information for adults is also available.
Phone 0800 11 11

Aspens provides help and advice for children, young people and adults living with a range of disabilities and autism in East Sussex.

CLASS+ works across East Sussex supporting families of young people with autism. It offers a weekly advice line, signposting, support groups, training for parents and short pieces of home based support for school aged children.
Phone 01273 336887

Home Start
One-to-one support and group work to increase confidence, safety and independence of local children and families who have experienced adversity.

Care for the Carers
Practical and emotional advice face-to-face or by phone, the charity runs support  groups, training programmes and events across the county. The charity can link you up with other carers and support you to meet new people.

Young Carers
There are more than 3,000 young carers in East Sussex alone and it is important these young people know they are not alone. East Sussex young carers offer a range of support interventions including in school support, signposting and workshops.

Embrace is a group for families with children who have special educational needs and disabilities. They promote inclusion improving life skills and opportunities through clubs, outreach and advocacy. They also have lawyers that help with benefits advice and welfare for those with disabilities.

Seaford Downs Syndrome and Special Needs Group
This service offers support to all individuals with additional needs and their families.

Sussex Pathways
Sussex Pathways is a criminal justice charity working within prisons and communities with the aim of reducing offending behaviours and empowering ex-offenders to make positive life choices. They work with offenders and victims of crime mainly within East Sussex.

WOLO Foundation
Wolo Foundation help families living in Sussex through their cancer journeys. It supports them by offering practical help and support to make their day-to-day lives easier. It works with local businesses and communities to offer families a wealth of services to support them through their diagnosis, treatment and beyond.
Phone 07834 231971

Sussex Mental Healthline
The Sussex Mental Healthline is a 24/7 telephone service offering listening support, information and advice to anyone experiencing difficulties with their mental health. It offers support to those who may be in crisis or distress and in urgent need of help with their mental health.

24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the Samaritans is waiting for your call.

Child Bereavement UK
This service helps children, parents and families to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies.  The service supports children and young people up to the age of 25 who are facing bereavement, and anyone affected by the death of a child.

Citizens Advice
This service gives people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward – whoever they are and whatever the problem. Here you can gain advice on debt and money, benefits, housing, law and immigration.
Phone 0800 144 8848

East Sussex Parent and Carer Forum
The new forum for parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities in East Sussex. The forum tries to ensure that every parent carer in East Sussex feels their voice and views are heard and that these contribute to improving and developing services.

Open for Parents
Open for Parents provides strategies, support and advice through the Triple P programme. Friendly practitioners offer courses, one- off groups, brief one-to-one support, drop-in sessions, tips and advice to help parents raise happy, confident children.

East Sussex Health Visitors
Contact details for the health visiting service in East Sussex.

Anorexia & Bulimia Care

ABC is a national UK eating disorders organisation with over 30 years of experience.  We provide on-going care, emotional support and practical guidance for anyone affected by eating disorders and eating distress.


We are the UK’s eating disorder charity. Founded in 1989 as the Eating Disorders Association, our mission is to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders.


F.E.A.S.T. is an International non-profit organization of and for caregivers of loved ones suffering from eating disorders.


Our mission is to provide nurse led, personalised eating disorder support with the aim being to help the sufferer to manage their eating disorder and to build a life to get well for which is not controlled by their illness. This includes equipping carers and families with the tools to be able to support their loved ones.