Local Organisation Links

1. Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition.

Link to Dementia Friends Website

Whether you attend a face-to-face Information Session or watch the online video, Dementia Friends is about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help.

From telling friends about the Dementia Friends programme to visiting someone you know living with dementia, every action counts.


2. Care For The Carers East Sussex

Care For The Carers East Sussex


Are you caring for someone? Do you look after a friend, family member or neighbour who could not cope without your support?

Carers Card Apply for an Emergency and Discount East Sussex Carers Card

3. Hastings Advice And Representation Centre

Hastings Advice & Representation Centre (HARC) provides free confidential advice, information and representation to over 10,000 people in a typical year, raising over three million pounds in unclaimed benefits. HARC’s service is available across East Sussex to all residents irrespective of age or financial circumstances


Our specialist Benefit Advisors can offer the help and support you need to resolve your problems. They will work out what financial help you are entitled to and assist you in claiming any relevant Benefits or Tax Credits. Working out which Benefits or Tax Credits you are entitled to can be complicated, especially with recent changes to the Welfare system.

In 2019 almost 15,000 people contacted HARC and 88% gained increased income. We secured £4,000,469 in previously unclaimed, enhanced or reinstated benefits of which £3,373,528 was obtained for people with disabilities.

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