Eastbourne links

Other groups and organisations in Eastbourne.


East Sussex Hearing, Chantry House, 22 Upperton Road BN21 1BF.

Display of assistive devices, hearing loops, mobile service, lip reading and sign language classes, drop in, NHS hearing aid battery replacement and maintenance, deafblind, deafened, etc. Awareness training.

Tel: 01323 722505, Text 07950 855580, mail@eshrc.org.

Hearing Link

Offer a range of services to help people adjust to and manage the challenges hearing loss can bring. 01844 348111 or helpdesk@hearinglink.org. www.hearinglink.org.

Hearing Loops

In difficult hearing situations like noisy places and trying to hear people behind security screens a hearing loop is a great help. Hearing Link’s ‘Lets Loop’ campaign encourages businesses to use them. Eastbourne’s theatres, most banks, churches, the station and some supermarkets are equipped. Look out for the sign at the entrance or counter. When out and about always ask if there is a hearing loop and check it works!


Eastbourne Blind Society, 124 Longstone Road, BN22 8DA

Social activities and resource centre for VIPs. Display of aids and equipment. Awareness Training.

Tel: 01323 729511.

East Sussex Library Service

Large print, audio books and online services. Home library service.

Enquiries Tel: 0345 60 80 196.

The Eastbourne Talking Newspaper Association

Provide recorded extracts from local and Sunday newspapers and magazines for VIPs.

Tel: 01323 727273.

The Friends of Devonshire Park Theatre

Arrange audio- description of plays on Friday nights and Saturday matinees that run for a week.

Guide Dog and Assistance Dog Owners

Have the same right to services supplied by shops, banks, hotels, libraries, pubs, taxis and restaurants as everyone else – Equality Act 2010. A taxi driver may have medical exemption for not carrying a dog


For people worried about or affected by dementia.

Adult Health & Social Care Connect

Tel: 0345 60 80 191.

Alzheimer’s Society

Dementia Connect Support line

0333 150 3456 or email dementia.connect@alzheimers.org.uk.

DISC Dementia Support E. Sussex

07591 250 988 / 07591 251 005.

Eastbourne Dementia Action Alliance

Tel: 01323 385285, hello@eastbournedaa.co.uk, www.eastbournedaa.co.uk

Memory Lane Eastbourne

Activities, singing, dancing, games, IT, cinema, coffee mornings for people with dementia and their carers.

07800 874361


Eastbourne Mencap. 113 Pevensey Road BN22 8AD

Supporting local people with learning disabilities.

Tel: 01323 745100.

Eastbourne MS Society

Tel: 07580  469300.

Eastbourne Wellbeing Centre. 8 Saffrons Road BN21 1DG.

Sussex MND Association


Epilepsy Sussex

Tel: 07497 822055 www.epilepsysussex.com.

JPK Project. 39-41 Church Street, Eastbourne, BN21 1HP

Old Town Cafe open everyday 9-4, providing training and work experience to people with a learning disability. Bookings/Functions/Hiring Tel: 01323 304591.

Charity Tel: 0843 289 3624.


The Sussex Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus.

Tel: 01825 873045  www.sasbah.org.uk.

Pegasus Card

If you have speech or communication difficulties, registering for a Pegasus card could help you in an emergency. The emergency services will know how best to communicate with you and your specific needs. Register online www.sussex.police.uk and search Pegasus card.

Autism Stress Alert

Card scheme. Creating an autism friendly community.

Tel: 07476 418135.

Email autismstressalert@gmail.com.