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Community Support

Homecall – Home visiting service for the Visually Impaired

Homecall is a registered charity who offer a volunteer home visiting service for the visually impaired in Bexhill. We provide a free service, funded entirely by grants, legacies, donations and ongoing fundraising events. Homecall currently maintains a list of between 50 and 60 Volunteer Visitors with a similar number of Clients. Through our network of trained and vetted Volunteer Visitors we offer regular visits to clients usually once a week, to help with a variety of tasks made difficult by sight loss. Our Volunteer Visitors help the substantially visually impaired maintain their independence, stay in their own homes and relieve social isolation enabling access to the community. For further information contact Leah Norman our Scheme Manager on 01424 717795 or email leah.homecall@gmail.com or find us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homecallbexhill

Bexhill Caring Community offer a multitude of services for the elderly, housebound and lonely of all ages, including volunteers for shopping, visiting, sitting and a home library service, plus medical equipment hire and help with form filling.  We also have an approved list of self employed outworkers for odd jobs, home help and gardening.  We offer a Community Car service for medical appointments, care home visiting, attending funerals as well as our Dial-A-Ride bus for trips in and around Bexhill.  We also run two Day Centres for the Elderly.  We are always looking for volunteers. If you would like an information pack on all the services we provide, please contact our office on 01424 215116 or

info@bexhillcaringcommunity.org

The Sea Haven Group in Bexhill is run by the Alzheimer’s Society and caters for younger people with a diagnosis of dementia – under 65 years. It runs each Tuesday for the day and has a variety of activities to offer people. We also have regular trips out and it provides an opportunity to socialise and try out new activities with active people of a similar age.

To find out more please feel free to contact Carolyn on tel: 07714917171

Calm Farm was founded in 2007 and is a Community Interest Company, (not for profit). They are based in Sidley and provide a wide range of services across in Sidley, Bexhill, Hastings, St Leonards, Eastbourne and occassional other locations across East Sussex. Their aims are to promote social inclusion, develop skills for learning, life and employment, to improving well-being through a broad range of sensory, therapeutic, healthy and educational services for children, young people, parents and carers, including services for additional learning needs and PMLD. They run a range of services including Music and sensory sessions for babies, toddlers and Adult PMLD and an art based self-esteem building program for children aged 8-12 years old, Remarkable Me.

http://www.calmfarm.org.uk/

Rother Voluntary Action and The Sara Lee Trust announce new cancer initiative.

Rother Voluntary Action (RVA) and The Sara Lee Trust launched a pilot earlier in the year to help local people in Bexhill who are living with cancer develop a programme to support people affected by cancer to remain in work or return to an active working life if they wish.  The project will be working on a new innovative website based on peoples real experiences of living with cancer and employment and helping employers to support their employees.  The project has received funding from the European Reginal Development Fund.

RVA Chief Executive Martin Fisher said “we are extremely pleased to be working in partnership with the Sara Lee Trust in developing additional forms of support for people living and working with cancer. Our early discussions have revealed a great willingness in the voluntary and business sectors to join in and help us develop these ideas across Rother and Hastings.”

 

Further information about the project can be seen at: rva.uk.com and saraleetrust.org or by contacting jan.cutting@rva.uk.com