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Travel Advice ~

For those of you that are travelling we are sorry to advise you that there is no Hepatitis A vaccine available in the country, additionally there is a severe shortage of Hepatitis B vaccine. We have been advised there may not be any until 2018. Travel advice is being updated by the national authorities. Check this website for latest news: http://nathnac.net/

Resources For Patients

As well as our Community Partners that we work with closely, there are many other resources that may be of interest. You live in a vibrant, innovative area. There are lots of interesting groups and courses which you might enjoy and get a lot out of. There are lots of people living close to you who are keen to help and be involved.

No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.

John Donne

Advice

BHT

BHT provides essential services across Brighton & Hove, Eastbourne and Hastings, as well as elsewhere in Sussex.

ICAS

A free and independent service that can help you make a complaint about your National Health Service (NHS) care or treatment.

MACS

Their mission is to help people manage their money effectively. We do this by providing free innovative money handling and advice services, working in partnership with other agencies. Our independent, confidential and flexible approach is tailored to individuals' needs, allowing us to reach those who find it most difficult to access advice.

SSAFA

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, exists to relieve need, suffering and distress amongst the Armed Forces, veterans and their families in order to support their independence and dignity.

Turn to Us

Turn2us is a national charity that helps people in financial hardship to gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services. Find out more about who we are and what we do.


Alcohol

Pavilions Adult Drug & Alcohol Service

Pavilions provides adult Drug & Alcohol Services for Brighton & Hove.
Support is available to anyone concerned about their drug or alcohol use, or for the families & carers supporting those struggling with substance misuse.
0800 014 9819 http://www.pavilions.org.uk/contact/

ru-ok?

ru-ok? works alongside under 18s whose lives are affected by substance misuse in Brighton & Hove. We believe in equal opportunities for all and will strive to help young people to lead safe and happy lives, whilst respecting their views, beliefs and individual needs. We offer free, confidential, expert advice and support.


Alzheimers

Alzheimer's Society

Alzheimer's Society is a membership organisation, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Many of our 20,000 members have personal experience of dementia, as carers, health professionals or people with dementia themselves, and their experiences help to inform our work.


Befriending

Befriending Coalition

Local charities Impetus, Impact Initiatives and Time to Talk Befriending have joined forces for the first time to create a single place to find out about befriending in Brighton and Hove.

Casserole Club

Specially designed to connect people who like to cook with their older neighbours who aren’t always able to cook for themselves.


Bereavement

Arranging a Funeral

Arrangingafuneral.co.uk is the UK's first and number one full online and printed comprehensive funeral guide, providing help and support to those who are dealing with death, arranging or preparing for a funeral or coping with grief.

Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse Bereavement Care is here to support you after the death of someone close. Face-to-face and group support is delivered by trained bereavement support volunteers across the UK. We also offer information, publications, and support for children.

Macmillan

At Macmillan, we know how a cancer diagnosis can affect everything. So we’re here to support you and help you take back some control in your life. From help with money worries and advice about work, to someone who’ll listen if you just want to talk, we’re here.

Registering a Death

Brighton and Hove city council guidance on registering a death

Survivors of Death by Suicide

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide exist to meet the needs and break the isolation experienced by those bereaved by suicide. We are a self-help organisation and we aim to provide a safe, confidential environment in which bereaved people can share their experiences and feelings, so giving and gaining support from each other.

The Compassionate Friends

TCF offers many different kinds of support for bereaved families. Whatever the cause of your loss, wherever you are in the UK, and whatever your circumstances – we are here to help.

Winstons Wish

As the first charity to establish child bereavement support services in the UK, we continue to lead the way in providing specialist child bereavement support services across the UK, including in-depth therapeutic help in individual, group and residential settings.


BME

BMECP

BMECP works with diverse BME community organisations providing capacity building, support and enabling access to services, community development, research, advice, information, multi agency partnerships in service delivery, multi purpose resource centre.

Mosaic Equalities

MOSAIC exists to empower Black and Mixed-Parentage families to combat racism and to support the development of positive cultural and racial identity.


Cancer

Impetus Cancer Advocacy

We support adults with Asperger syndrome, high-functioning autism and similar social issues through group activities.

Macmillan Nurses

All Macmillan nurses are registered with at least five years' experience, including two or more years in cancer or palliative care. They have completed specialist courses in pain and symptom management, and psychological support.

NCCS

NCCS’ mission is to advocate for quality cancer care for all people touched by cancer. Founded by and for cancer survivors, NCCS created the widely accepted definition of survivorship and defines someone as a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis and for the balance of life.

The Martletts

We support people living through a terminal illness to live their lives to the full. We’re also here for family and friends – providing practical care and emotional support when it matters most.


Carers

Care For The Carers

Care for the Carers aims to improve the quality of carers lives by helping the local community recognise and value the role of carers, and by enabling carers to access the services & support they require.

Carers Assessments

Brighton and Hove City council Carers' assessments

Carers Centre

The Carers Centre helps anyone caring for a partner, relative or friend with an illness or disability. We provide information, activities and services to carers of all ages to help ease their caring role.

Carers Team BHCC

Planning for emergencies - backup scheme for carers

Crossroads Care

Crossroads Care is Britain's leading provider of support for carers and the people they care for. We work with over 35,000 individuals and their families, helping carers to make a life of their own outside caring. We provide the special quality of care that gives them the peace of mind to let someone else step into their shoes.

Young Carers Project

The Carers Centre has a specialist team of trained and experienced Support & Outreach Workers who can provide a range of support options to young carers and their families.


Community Meals

Coleman Meals

specialise in providing fresh, locally sourced, home cooked meals to the elderly.

Mother Theresa Meals

locally sourced and seasonal produce is freshly prepared and cooked each morning.

Oakhouse foods

Delicious ready meals and desserts direct to your door

Wiltshire Farm Foods

Wiltshire Farm Foods was founded back in 1991 and we have worked hard over the years to create delicious and nutritious frozen ready meals that our customers will enjoy – taking the hassle out of cooking, and giving more time for the fun things in life.


Community Transport

Age UK

We offer general information and advice on a wide range of issues, in person and over the phone.

BHCT

Community Transport (Brighton, Hove & Area) Ltd provides accessible, safe and affordable transport to community groups, voluntary sector organisations and individuals with mobility difficulties.

Buses

The Helping Hand Scheme is designed to give our customers a helping hand when using our bus services; a simple way to help our drivers help you.

Hop 50+

A community space and café open seven days a week. The Hop 50+ offers a range of activities and social opportunities for people aged 50+, aimed at supporting customers to improve their health and wellbeing, to learn new skills and where people can enjoy good food and company.


Crisis

Access Point

Access Point - Support and social care services

Age UK Crisis

The Crisis Service can help with problems such as if you find yourself suddenly ill in bed, if you are recovering from a bereavement, or are home from hospital after being discharged.

CNRT

Community Neurological

CRHT

Crisis resolution and home treatment teams

CRRS

Community Rapid Response Service (Brighton & Hove)

Grassroots

a small Brighton based charity with a simple but powerful goal: that no one should have to contemplate suicide alone. We work locally and nationally with communities, organisations and individuals, helping them to become ready, willing and able to effectively support someone at risk of suicide.

Hangleton and Blatchington

an independently run Foodbank, with a management committee made up of volunteers from two local churches.

LGBT Switchboard

We’re here to help you with whatever you want to talk about. Nothing is off limits, and we understand how anxious you might feel before you pick up the phone.

MASH

Child protection

Mind

We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Purple People Kitchen

Purple People Kitchen Food Bank

Respiratory Team

We are a multidisciplinary service which provides specialist assessment and support for people with respiratory disease, enabling patients to live at home, even when they are unwell and to help prevent them being admitted to hospital unnecessarily.

Samaritans

We're here round the clock, every single day of the year.

Sane

SANE is a leading UK mental health charity. We work to improve quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness. Please explore the icons below to find out how we help people.

The Vale Foodbank

The Vale Community Centre is owned by Brighton and Hove Council, but run and maintained by Craven Vale Community Association for the benefit of all.

Whitehawk Foodbank

The Brighton Food Bank exists to serve local people, both individuals and families, who are experiencing financial crisis.


Culture

Evolution Arts

Evolution - a place to feel inspiration, connection and creativity. A place to explore new skills and activities. A place where you can feel positive about your own creative expression. A place just to feel good. At Evolution we aim to nurture our students, supporting them along a path of discovery.


Dementia

Admiral Nurses

This project aims to commission Admiral Nurses to provide specialist and personalised support to people with dementia and their families and carers in Sussex.

Alzheimer's Society

Dementia Cafes

Dementia Cafés in Brighton & Hove

Dementia UK

Dementia UK provides specialist dementia support for families through our Admiral Nurse service.

Memory Assessment

We offer assessment, advice and support for people in Brighton and Hove who do not have an existing diagnosis of dementia. Find out more about how we can help and how to contact us.


Diabetes

Brighton Diabetes

We are the Brighton Diabetes charitable group working with Diabetes UK covering Brighton and Hove. We accommodate for everyone and would love for you to come to an event.


Disability

EasyHealth

Easyhealth was made so that people know where to find 'accessible' health information. 'Accessible' information is information that uses easy words with pictures. There are over 500 leaflets on Easyhealth, made by many different organisations. You can print off nearly all the leaflets straight away.

Meals On Wheels

Royal Voluntary Service is the original Meals on Wheel provider, the traditional hot meals service. We deliver two million meals a year to people who have difficulty with shopping, carrying food home or cooking for themselves in their local area.

The Fed

What is the Fed? The Fed is a user-led organisation that promotes independent living for all. It works towards equality by inspiring disabled people to identify barriers and define solutions.


Distress And Despair

Samaritans

We're there for people when they need us, which could be any time of day or night. People talk to us for as long as they like, as many times as they like. We don't rush, interrupt or push anyone out of the door. We let people lead the conversation at their own pace.


Domestic Abuse

Rise

RISE is a domestic abuse charity working in Brighton & Hove and West Sussex. We can help with refuge accommodation, resettlement, crisis appointments, helpline, counselling, housing, legal and financial advice, solicitors appointments, support groups, play therapy, 1-to-1 support and training and preventative education.


Drugs

Crime Reduction Initiatives

CRI is a social care and health charity working with individuals, families and communities across England and Wales that are affected by drugs, alcohol, crime, homelessness, domestic abuse and antisocial behaviour.

Oasis Project

Brighton Oasis Project (BOP) is a women only substance misuse service in the heart of Brighton. We are here to support women who have a drink or drug problem offering a non-judgemental approach and empowering women to make positive changes. Since 1993 BOP has been successfully helping women and their families address problems that are impacting on their lives.

ru-ok?

ru-ok? works alongside under 18s whose lives are affected by substance misuse in Brighton & Hove. We believe in equal opportunities for all and will strive to help young people to lead safe and happy lives, whilst respecting their views, beliefs and individual needs. We offer free, confidential, expert advice and support.


Eating Disorders

Men Get Eating Disorders Too

Men Get Eating Disorders Too is an award winning national charity dedicated to representing and supporting the needs of men with eating disorders. Eating disorders are typically perceived to be conditions that are suffered by only females - this is far from the case. People of any gender are affected irrespective of age, social status, religion, ethnicity or sexual orientation.


Health

Active for Life

Whether you are completely new to sport or physical activity or would like to do a little more each day, the council’s Healthy Lifestyles Team can help.

Addaction

Addaction support adults, children, young adults and older people to make positive behavioural changes. Whether that's with alcohol, drugs, or mental health and wellbeing, we’re here to help people improve their lives in ways they never thought possible.

Affordable Warmth Grants

Get a grant towards energy saving home improvements

Age UK Nail Cutting

Our nail cutting service is available to those who have impaired eyesight, reduced mobility because of arthritic changes, or an inability to reach their feet for physical or medical reasons.

Al Anon

Al-Anon Family Groups provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not. For some of our members, the wounds still run deep, even if their loved one may no longer be a part of their lives or have died.

Albion In The Community

We are the official charity of Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club. Our work is driven by three key objectives: to inspire and motivate young people and their families to be physically active and to lead healthy lifestyles; to provide opportunities for young people to play football whatever their ability or background; and to work with our local community, particularly those that are disadvantaged, to help raise aspirations and improve life chances.

Alcohol Concern

Alcohol Concern was founded in 1984 as the national charity working to help reduce the problems that can be caused by alcohol.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Millions of men and women have heard or read about the unique Fellowship called Alcoholics Anonymous since its founding in 1935. Of these, more than 2,000,000 now call themselves members. People who once drank to excess, they finally acknowledged that they could not handle alcohol, and now live a new way of life without it.

ASH

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) was established in 1971 (20 January) by the Royal College of Physicians. It is a campaigning public health charity that works to eliminate the harm caused by tobacco. We do not attack smokers or condemn smoking. The organisation is headed by the Chief Executive, Deborah Arnott, and governed by a Board of Trustees. The Duke of Gloucester is our patron.

Brighton Chiropody

Mother & daughter team, Karen & Claire run one of the best loved foot health practices in Sussex. We come to you for quality treatment in the comfort of your own home.

Deaf Blind UK

We support people with combined sight and hearing loss to live the lives they want.

Eye Tests at Home

Providing FREE NHS Eye Tests at home for your clients who have trouble getting to the High Street on their own.

Food Partnership

In Brighton and Hove more than 43,500 adults are considered obese and a quarter of Year 6 children about to enter secondary school are overweight or obese. Obesity is a major public health challenge as it increases the risk of diabetes, stroke, heart disease, certain cancers and often impacts on self-esteem.

Health Trainer

Want to make a positive change to your health, but not sure how? Our health trainers can help.

Health Walks

Welcome to the award-winning Healthwalks scheme! There are 18 regular walks across the city, and lengths range from under a mile (average walking time: twenty to thirty minutes) up to three miles (average walking time one and a half to two hours). They are all free, led by trained Volunteer Walk Leaders and are also accessible by public transport.

Patient co uk

Symptom checker, health information, and medicine guide

Specsavers

Free home eye tests with Specsavers Healthcall


Learning Disability

Mencap

We work in partnership with people with a learning disability, and all our services support people to live life as they choose. Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability. Everything we do is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability, and their families and carers.


LGBT

Allsorts Youth Project

Allsorts is a project based in Brighton to support and empower young people under 26 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* or unsure (LGBTU) of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

Gender Trust

The Gender Trust is a listening ear, a caring support and an information centre for anyone with any question or problem concerning their gender identity, or whose loved one is struggling with gender identity issues.

LGBT Switchboard

Registered charity providing support services run for and by LGBT people in the heart of the Brighton & Hove LGBT community since 1975. Our mission is to listen, support and inform.


Mental Health

Community Links

Community Links provides short-term, flexible support for people with mental health challenges in Brighton and Hove.

MHRRS

We provide NHS care across Sussex for people with mental health problems and learning disabilities. We also provide a range of specialist services across south east England. We care for people all of ages, from children and young people through to older people with conditions such as dementia.

Mind

Encourgages and campaigns for the development of local mental health services. Promotes the rights and interests of service users. Provides information on mental health issues. Promotes services to address unmet needs.

Mindlive project

LiVE has been a project for people in Brighton and Hove with experience of mental health issues

Recovery College

Rethink Mental Illness

Rethink works to help everyone affected by severe mental illness and other mental health problems to recover a better quality of life.

Richmond Fellowship

For more than 50 years we have pioneered and practiced our belief in social inclusion and recovery. We believe that mental health is everyone's business and that we are all dependent on each other to a greater or lesser degree for our mental wellbeing.

Wellbeing

We offer a mental health service for people of all ages (4yrs+) in Brighton and Hove. Find out more about how we can help and how to contact us.


Over 65s

Age Concern

At ageconcernbrighton-hove.org.uk we believe that retirement is the door to a whole new life! We don't believe that when we age we are no longer worthwhile but that we can offer society a great deal of experience and knowledge.

Benefits and Grants Available for Older Adults

If you’re retired and are wondering what government help you’re eligible for, read on

Meals On Wheels

Royal Voluntary Service is the original Meals on Wheel provider, the traditional hot meals service. We deliver two million meals a year to people who have difficulty with shopping, carrying food home or cooking for themselves in their local area.


Pets

Borrow my Doggie

Connecting dog owners with local dog lovers to share the care of a dog.

Cinnamon Trust

Cinnamon Trust is the only specialist national charity which seeks to relieve the anxieties, problems, and sometimes injustices, faced by elderly and terminally ill people and their pets, thereby saving a great deal of human sadness and animal suffering. The Trust was founded in 1985 by Mrs Averil Jarvis whose determination and dedication has ensured that the manifest need is fully addressed.


Social Activities

Blind Veterans

We are here to support anyone who has served in the Armed Forces, or who has done National Service, and who is now living with significant sight loss.

Community Navigators

Volunteers who make it easier to access community activities, social support and other non-medical services.

Hangleton and Knoll Project

We are a Community Development charity based in the Hangleton and Knoll ward of Brighton and Hove in South East England. A part of the community since 1983 we are a project working for the community with the community and managed by the community.

Hop 50+

A community space and café open seven days a week. The Hop 50+ offers a range of activities and social opportunities for people aged 50+, aimed at supporting customers to improve their health and wellbeing, to learn new skills and where people can enjoy good food and company.

It's Local Actually

It’s Local Actually is provided by Possability People (who used to be The Fed Centre for Independent Living), a charity which supports disabled and older people to live as independently as possible.

Lifelines (Patching Lodge)

OUR VISION IS OF A SOCIETY WHERE EVERYONE CAN PARTICIPATE IN THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITY THROUGH VOLUNTEERING AND SOCIAL ACTION

Primetime

PrimeTime is a network of activities for men aged 50+ in Brighton & Hove. It is for men to meet other men with similar interests. You can join as an activity participant or as a facilitator. The activities take place in small groups (usually up to 10 members). Groups already active include: a cookery group (called Old Spice!), a walking group, an arts group, a men’s social group and launching soon, model-making and healthy eating groups.

The Bridge

We are a charity offering advice, support and ways to learn - through courses, workshops and one-to-one sessions


Social Care

Access Point

Access Point - Support and social care services

Carechoices

This website, developed by leading social care publisher, aims to provide you with the information you need to find social care services in your area. Care Choices has 20 years of experience in the care sector and is the largest publisher of official care directories for local authorities in England.

Carelink

CareLink Plus is Brighton & Hove City Council’s telecare alarm service.

CQC

We're the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England.

My Life BHCC

Local Brighton & Hove and national organisations providing information and guidance on how adult social care works, support to live at home, care planning, protecting vulnerable adults, paying for care and maintaining independence.

Possability People

We are a charity that makes more things possible for you in your life, no matter what your situation.


Travel

Airports And Special Needs

Support and advice for travelling with special needs

Fit For Travel

Are you travelling abroad? Please use this website to find out what vaccinations you might need, and our nurses will be happy to administer them. Please let reception know the type of vaccination you need when you book the appointment.


Under 25s

Allsorts Youth Project

Allsorts is a project based in Brighton to support and empower young people under 26 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* or unsure (LGBTU) of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

Black and Minority Ethnic Young People's Project

We are a youth led project for young people aged 11 to 25 and work in Brighton and Hove and the surrounding areas. We provide safe spaces and opportunities for young people to access support, to learn new skills through informal educational, fun, social, sports and arts activities led by and for young people.

Clock Tower Sanctuary

The Sanctuary provides information, advice and support to young people between the ages of 16 and 25 who are homeless or insecurely housed, offering a friendly safe space, food and drink, access to computers and the internet, signposting to housing, health, education, employment and social services.

Doc Ready

We know that it can be difficult to talk to people when you're having difficulties with your mental health. Doc Ready helps you get ready for the first time you visit a doctor to discuss your mental health.

Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE) is a programme of voluntary activities available to everyone between the ages of 14 and 25. It's delivered all over the country by schools, youth clubs, DofE Open Centres, and other projects, and you can use it to develop existing interests or try something new.

DV8 Training

DV8 provides training courses for young people who are looking to break into the creative industries. We run courses in music, media, fashion and much more.

ru-ok?

ru-ok? works alongside under 18s whose lives are affected by substance misuse in Brighton & Hove. We believe in equal opportunities for all and will strive to help young people to lead safe and happy lives, whilst respecting their views, beliefs and individual needs. We offer free, confidential, expert advice and support.

Where To Go For

This website contains details of projects and services in Brighton and Hove which are useful for young people aged 13 - 25.


Volunteering

Age UK

We offer general information and advice on a wide range of issues, in person and over the phone.

Brighton Buddies

BUSH Volunteers

Our volunteers are as diverse as the communities we serve and we welcome applications from anyone over the age of 16. We look forward to hearing from you.

Community Base

Brighton and Hove Volunteer Search is a free service provided by Community Base listing volunteer opportunities in Brighton and Hove.

Community Works

Voluntary and community action makes our society and local areas better. We want to make sure it does, and that it has the greatest positive impact on everyone. To achieve this we create the support and networks that help people and organisations to use their time, expertise and energy effectively.

Possability People

Our volunteers make a vital contribution to the organisation, and give us their time across all our teams. We have about 80 volunteers at the moment.

Volunteering Matters

OUR VISION IS OF A SOCIETY WHERE EVERYONE CAN PARTICIPATE IN THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITY THROUGH VOLUNTEERING AND SOCIAL ACTION


Young Families

Link Up

The Link-Up Project is run by a group of parents in Brighton and Hove who have children with a range of Special Educational Needs.Our aims are to provide support and a social network for SEN children and their parents. The group is open to children in mainstream schools who have statements or who are on School Action Plus.

Parental Advice Sheet

Having an ill child can be a very scary experience for parents. If you understand more about the illness it can help you to feel more in control. This booklet is for parents (and older children) and deals with common infections in children who are normally healthy.

Vaccination Schedule

Here's a checklist of the vaccines that are routinely offered to everyone in the UK for free on the NHS, and the ages at which they should ideally be given.