OUR DEMENTIA CHARTER SUPPORTERS
as at February 2023
(Dementia-friendly services and initiatives)
Age UK East Sussex is an independent local charity. We've been working in the local community to help older people for 70 years. We have 40 dedicated staff and over 190 amazing volunteers helping us to deliver services and activities for older people in East Sussex.
Website - https://www.ageuk.org.uk/eastsussex/
Facebook: @ageukeastsussex https://www.facebook.com/ageukeastsussex
Twitter: @AgeUKESussex Age UK East Sussex (@AgeUKESussex) / Twitter
ASSOCIATION OF CARERS
The Association of Carers provides free, volunteer-led services to unpaid Carers in East Sussex in the hope of reducing the sense of isolation experienced by many carers. This includes respite and befriending visits, computer help, telephone support, online activities, lunch clubs, Carers’ Cafes and more. The carers they support come from a range of backgrounds, and are caring for people living with a range of conditions/disabilities.
CARE FOR THE CARERS
Do you look after someone who couldn't manage without your help? Care for the Carers is the Carers Centre for East Sussex. They provide free practical and emotional advice – face to face, by telephone, or online, and can help you navigate and access the range of services available locally. They also offer support groups, activities, events and training – whether you are interested in speaking up on important issues, or having time out to relax and meet new people.
DEMENTIA SINGING EXPERIENCE, SUSSEX
Dementia Singing Experience, Sussex take structured and interactive singing, activity and craft sessions into community day care centres, dedicated care homes and memory cafes supporting those living with dementia. Our sessions are unique in the fact that we approach every individual and make sure that everyone feels relaxed and at ease. We get to know our clients, have a real connection with them and make sure no-one is left out.
EASTBOURNE ACCESS GROUP
MEMORY LANE - EASTBOURNE
Memory Lane Eastbourne is a registered charity providing social activities for people with dementia and their carers to attend together. Our focus is keeping people with dementia active and socially engaged. Memory Lane is all about enjoying activity that is manageable, fulfilling and fun. It is an opportunity for jointly sharing interests between carer and cared (husband & wife or mother and daughter for example) with the aim of being of benefit to both parties.
MUSIC FOR THE MEMORY
Music for the Memory is a local charity that supports those living with dementia or experiencing memory issues. We run fun, free, no obligation sessions on a Monday morning which primarily involves singing but also includes some physical (seated or standing) and vocal exercises, as well as a short quiz. We are a very friendly charity and support both the cared for and the carer. No experience is required for any of our sessions because it is all about fun and enjoyment. Get in touch as we’d love to hear from you, and we know we can make a difference!
AGE CONCERN EASTBOURNE
An independent local charity for older people in Eastbourne providing activities, most of which are dementia friendly, as well as services, information and advice to enhance the experience of later life.
ST WILFRID'S HOSPICE
St Wilfrid’s Hospice provides end of life care to the people of Eastbourne, Seaford, Hailsham, Uckfield, Heathfield and all points in between. They offer care through many different services, including the Inpatient Unit, Hospice at Home Team, Living Well Centre and the 24/7 Nurse Line, as well as their Counselling Support Service. Their vision is of a community where people can talk openly about dying, live well until the end of their lives and where nobody dies alone, afraid or in pain.
DISC DEMENTIA SUPPORT
DISC provides free support and information for carers of people living with dementia all the way through and beyond the caring journey. This can be over the phone, by post, through email, or in the form of facilitated support groups and information courses which are also free. DISC also offers paid for tailored packages for corporate staff training.
3VA is an organisation that empowers, supports and develops social and voluntary action in East Sussex, and they prioritise their efforts to those in greatest need. Their work is based on collaborative and partnership working using an asset-based and community-led approach, and they aim to strengthen social action by amplifying the voice of the voluntary sector. Their activities aim to make a real difference to our communities.
MEMBERS - ORGANISATIONS
as at July 2023
WILLINGDON MANOR PARK CARE HOME
This new care home in Eastbourne is being built with the latest award-winning design innovations that Hallmark Care Homes has been recognised for, complete with a Victorian style orangery. The home will feature a cinema, café, hair salon and therapy rooms as well as being surrounded by landscaped gardens. Willingdon Park Manor is due to open in Autumn 2022 and will offer high quality residential, nursing and dementia care.
RIGHT AT HOME EASTBOURNE & BEXHILL
Right at Home Eastbourne is a domiciliary care company that specialises in providing high-quality care to people living with dementia, disabilities, and other conditions, who wish to live as independently as possible in their own home. They are committed and passionate about providing a professional, attentive, and compassionate service to their valued clients and their families.
We're proud to have worked in partnership with Alzheimer's Society and Alzheimer Scotland. Together we've built stronger, dementia-friendly communities and are making HSBC a dementia-friendly business.
We want our customers to be able to bank in the way that makes them most comfortable. That's why many of our staff are Dementia Friends, meaning they're trained to support those impacted by dementia.
YOUR EASTBOURNE BID
Your Eastbourne BID represents over 634 businesses in Eastbourne town centre, and exists to support businesses and enhance the customer experience. We run events, activities and promotions.
EASTBOURNE HOSPITALITY ASSOCIATION
The Eastbourne Hospitality Association (EHA) was initially formed in 1925 by a group of hoteliers. The aim of the Association is to act as a collective voice working with local government and other groups, both local and national, to ensure that it is seen that tourism is an important part of our economy. They are passionate about the town and promoting high standards to deliver a fantastic experience to all our local, national and international visitors.
THE LANSDOWNE HOTEL
The Lansdowne Hotel has been owned and run by the same family since 1912. It is a 3 star property and sits in a prime position on Eastbourne's seafront. It has 102 bedrooms, a restaurant, bar, lounges and function rooms. They pride themselves on a warm welcome, excellent service and a relaxing stay. Whether you want to pop in for coffee and cake or a long weekend stay, the Lansdowne ensures that you will leave with amazing memories for you, your family and loved ones.